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When my kids and I get home at the end of the day, we’re always frazzled. Between homework, dinner and getting ready for the next day — well, let’s say that on a stress scale from 1 to 10, we’re at a 12.


But everybody just needs to take a chill pill.

These basic yoga poses will help everyone take the edge off. They’re simple enough that kids can enjoy them — and best of all, many of them are named after animals, so feel free to make the corresponding animal sounds while you do them!

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In this video, I show you how to do:

  • Downward-facing dog
  • Cat-cow pose
  • Dolphin pose
  • Crab pose
  • Balancing table
  • One-legged pigeon
  • Camel pose
  • Bow pose
  • Full locust pose
  • Happy baby
  • Corpse pose

Namaste.

Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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