logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Meditation Site

BellaOnline's Meditation Editor

g

Dance Meditation - Kids Teens Stretching Poses


Let's begin with stretching exercises as a warmup before dancing!

1. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, or with soles of feet together, back straight to begin, hands resting on knees, eyes looking forward. Gently round back (as in illustration at right), letting head fall towards lap, the natural weight of body and gravity stretching the spine. Gently return to upright position by unfolding from base of spine to top of head, eyes looking forward again.

2. Still sitting cross-legged, back straight, gently and very slowly twist upper body above waist from side to side, arms extended to sides, head following direction of the back arm. Come back to center position.

3. Now, extend arms overhead. Stretch one arm higher, then stretch the other arm higher. Front of body remains looking forward, with shoulders over hip line.

4. Still sitting but with legs straddled, (opened wide), stretched but not tightened, back straight to begin. Turn body to face one leg, reach down to hold onto leg with both hands and gently lean towards the leg, letting the weight of gravity help with the stretch. Repeat with turn and lean towards the other leg.

5. Now, sitting up facing forward, hold onto both legs, round back, and gently lean forward between legs, while looking toward the floor. Next, place palms of hands on floor in front of body for support: Point and flex feet and ankles in unison, then try to point one foot while flexing the other foot. Repeat rhythmically.

6. Legs still straddled, back stretched straight, legs stretched but not tightened, toes pointed, press palms of hands together salutation fashion, applying medium tension. Lower arms should be parallel with the floor. Release tension, press again, release tension and extend hands and arms upward and outward to the side, stretching arms up, again. Bring hands back to prayer position; repeat several times.

7. Now Standing ... with legs slightly apart for balance; stretch arms out to side and hold taut counts 1, 2; then stretch arms overhead and hold taut counts 3, 4. Repeat several times. Next, without holding so taut stretch arms overhead, then let body and arms bend side to side. Repeat several times. Finish stretching sequence by swinging both arms down to the front and both toward the right side; swing both arms across front of body and to the left side of body several times; finally rest arms at each side while standing straight.

Part 1 of 4, Dance Meditation - Introduction
Part 2 of 4, Dance Meditation - Stretching Exercises
Part 3 of 4, Dance Meditation - Dancing and Moving
Part 4 of 4, Dance Meditation - Meditation Time

This book and ebook contains dance meditation for kids

Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations. PDF Ebook | EPUB | Paperback | Mac Users | B&N NOOK eBook

Also, to go to a story (in English and Dutch translation) about Anneke and Hans, 9 year old twins in Holland learning a dance meditation from nature click here.

Sign up below or in the right-hand column for our meditation site newsletter. It only requires your email address and is never given out or sold to anyone. If at any time you wish to stop receiving it, each newsletter contains a link to unsubscribe. Each person must sign up themselves. We can't sign up for you. It is an easy way to keep abreast of new articles on the meditation site. Make meditation part of your daily routine and let the bellaonline meditation articles help you select just what kind of meditation is right for you, whether you are a child, teen, or adult, a beginner, or advanced practitioner.

Article by Susan Helene Kramer

Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to Twitter Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to Facebook Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to MySpace Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to Del.icio.us Digg Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to Yahoo My Web Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to Google Bookmarks Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to Stumbleupon Add Dance+Meditation+%2D+Kids+Teens+Stretching+Poses to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Meditation Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Susan Helene Kramer. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Susan Helene Kramer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Susan Helene Kramer for details.

g


g features
Interfaith Meditation Outline

Be an Example for Children in Meditation

Meditation Can Spiritually Deepen Relationships

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor