Deep Relaxation (Savasana)
Deep Relaxation or Savasana is usually done at the end of a yoga practice
How to: Lay on your back with your arms at your sides and palms facing up. Let your feet and legs open slightly more than hip distance. Close your eyes. You can place an eye pillow over your eyes to encourage them to stay closed. Let your entire body relax. Let all thoughts float away and just listen to your breath. Stay here for 3-15 minutes. Kids under age 5 can usually do a deep relaxation for 1-3 minutes. 5 & up can vary from 5-10 minutes. Adults can do as much as 15 minutes.
Younger kids may enjoy for you to read a guided visualization story to help them relax. I love using Carolyn Clarke's book, "Imaginations: Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditation for Kids"
Kids also may enjoy a gentle massage to their head, hands/arms, and/or feet. Kids can give a gentle massage to their adult as well!
Benefits: Deep relaxation helps to rest and rejuvenate the entire body. Every yoga practice should end with a Savasana to seal in the benefits of your yoga practice!