This is the tot pose for Warrior. This pose is so much fun once baby can stand! They don’t have to be able to stand by themselves, just be able to stand while holding onto something. They love it!
First to get them to come over to the wall. Try to let them crawl over or walk over themselves. You can stand facing the wall and pat your hands on the wall to get their attention. To get them to comprehend this pose, you do it to give them a visual. Stand facing the wall, with the palms of your hands touching the wall, then lift one leg up behind you and say Warrior! Don’t lift your leg too high, just below knee height, similar to what they will actually be able to physically accomplish.
If they don’t pull up by themselves you can try and place them in a standing position. Then lift one of their legs up and say “Warrior!!” “Yay! You are doing Warrior!” “Good job!”
Then lift their other leg up and repeat the praise.
When they crawl or walk over to the wall, give them praise. When they pull up and put their hands on the wall, give them praise. When you or they lift their leg, give them lots of praise! Don’t expect them to be able to do it right away, most times its takes them seeing you do it and having you help them several times before they can do it on their own.
Here is a quick little video of Penelope doing Warrior. Her first in fact!
Sorry it’s not right side up, I have no idea what the hell made it come out like that. I swear, the second I think I have all this online, web, blogging stuff under control, something else pops up I need to learn. Stay tuned folks, I’ll get it together one day.
Just FYI, most of the baby yoga poses I post, I learned at my Itsy Bitsy Yoga training. The founder and creator, Helen Garabedian, has a great book and dvds that you can purchase to help your home practice. Or you can go to her website and try and find a class near you!