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About 4-H Yoga
4-H Yoga is like yoga for adults, but sillier! Practicing yoga with kids should be
different from yoga practice with adults in that, instead of quiet and calm, it should
be noisy and fun. Yoga is a great way to engage kids in physical activity because
it helps improve flexibility, balance, and strength all while being noncompetitive and
inexpensive. Some studies have even suggested that practicing yoga can improve a child's
attention, relationships, self-esteem, and listening skills.
The Healthy Living: 4-H Yoga program was developed in Arkansas, and the routines outlined in the curriculum and DVD provide simple exercises that can be performed in a variety of settings, including classrooms, camps, and at home. Check out the videos below, as well as the other resources to learn more about 4-H Yoga!
The 4-H Pledge and 4-H Yoga Sequence
The video below demonstrates a short, scripted 4-H-themed yoga sequence, which includes the 4-H pledge, motto, and statements about each of the four H's. It also includes instructions for each of the 8 poses used in the sequence. This sequence is appropriate for use with any audience.
How to order the 4-H Yoga DVD or other resources:
- Go to our publications order page.
- Enter your zip code.
- Search for the keyword "yoga."
For more information on these and other youth healthy living programs, contact your local county extension office.
4-H Yoga Posters and Fact Sheets