I just love yoga and you already know I love Unicorns so here’s my yoga and Unicorn combo!
Unicorn Ellie Kids Yoga Poses
9 Easy poses you can do in a small space.
I did this in a small corner in our living room. My mat is quite long so it’s folded in half and it was extra squishy.
You need loose clothes you can move around in so a Unicorn onesie is PERFECT!
- Pick a quiet place to do yoga, and focus on breathing in and out through the nose.
- Hold the poses from 5 to 10 seconds. Since it takes time to get into the postures, counting should start once you are in the posture.
- Slowly increase the time spent in the poses once you get better at them.
- Try to eat lightly before doing yoga, as you don’t want tummy ache.
- Have FUN together as a family me and mum sometimes do yoga together.
1. So I always start by sitting quietly in easy pose
2. Bowl Pose or Bow Pose to stretch out your tummy and legs and neck at the front
3. Downward Unicorn pose to stretch the back of the legs and back and make strong arms
4. Then I stand tall like a tree with a unicorn horn point on top to balance and stretch my whole body its usually easier on one leg than the other I wobble sometimes
5. Make a bridge with your body there are a few ways to do this this is how I did it today.
Make sure you put your bottom up this was too low here.
6. This one always makes me and my mum laugh really stretches you legs and back and you can balance your legs in the air or see if your toes can touch the floor above your head then its a plough pose or bend your knees and hold your toes then it’s a happy baby unicorn!
7. Make a triangle with your body triangle pose try and look up to your hand do it both sides.
8. Be a 3 legged unicorn! Like the downward unicorn but stick your leg up do both sides.
9. Finish by telling yourself well done!
Download the9 Unicorn Yoga Poses Poster.
There are lots more yoga poses and workouts put in the comments if you like yoga and what you like to do the most.
Self-esteem means you mostly feel good about yourself.
Kids with self-esteem:
- Feel proud of what they can do
- See the good things about themselves
- Believe in themselves, even when they don’t do well at first
- Feel liked and accepted
- Accept themselves, even when they make mistakes
Low self-esteem means you don’t feel very good about yourself.
Kids with low self-esteem:
- Don’t think they are as good as others
- Don’t feel liked or accepted
- Think more about the times they fail, than the times they do well
- Don’t notice the good things about themselves
- Are hard on themselves and give up easily
Which one seems more like you?
Self-Esteem is really important
Here are three things to know about self-esteem:
- Self-esteem helps you. It gives you the courage to try new things. Or make new friends. With self-esteem, you believe in yourself. You know that good things can happen when you try. Self-esteem helps you when things don’t go your way. It helps you accept mistakes. If you miss the soccer goal or lose a library book, you don’t get too mad at yourself. You just try again. You find a way to do better.
- Low self-esteem can hurt you. It makes kids feel unsure. They don’t think they can do things well. With low self-esteem, kids might not try. They might not go after their goals. They might be afraid to fail. Low self-esteem makes losing seem worse than it is. It makes mistakes seem bigger than they are. It makes it hard to get over things that don’t go well. Instead of trying again, kids with low self-esteem might give up.
- You can build your self-esteem. Self-esteem can start with things parents say when a kid is very young. A parent might tell a baby, “Look what you can do — you’re walking all by yourself!” Being told good things makes the baby feel proud and feel good. As you get older, self-esteem can grow. Parents and teachers can let you know they see good things in you. Friends can help you feel liked. You can build your own self-esteem too. Notice when you try new things. Notice when you learn to do something. Did you try a new sport? Did you learn to ride a bike, play a song, or do a math problem? Be happy and proud. You don’t have to brag out loud, but you can give yourself a quiet little high-five. Yay, you!
How to Build Your Self-Esteem
Try these steps:
- Make a list of the stuff you’re good at. Can you draw or sing? Are you a good reader? Are you good at a sport? Do you tell a good joke? If you’re having trouble with your list, ask a parent or friend to help you with it.
- Practice the things you do well. Think of ways you can do some of the things you’re already good at every day.
- Turn “I can’t” into “I can!” Does the little voice in your head tell you “I’m no good at this” or “I can’t do it”? Or “It’s too hard for me”? That’s you thinking badly about yourself. Decide to change your mind. Think, “I can give it a try,” “I can handle this.” Think, “I’ll give it my best.” Think, “I’ll ask someone to help me do this.”
- Always try your best. You can feel good about yourself when you give something a good try. When you try hard, your self-esteem will grow.
- Spend time with people who love you. Do things you enjoy with your parent or family. It helps you know you belong so that builds self-esteem.
- Help out. Do nice things for parents. Help with meals, clean up, or feed the pet. When you do kind things, you feel good about yourself. You get to see that what you do means a lot.
- Talk. Talk about good things and bad things if you have any problems and get help to sort them out.
Heres a worksheet you can print out to to check out your own self esteem!