Young children love Halloween. They get to dress up as their favorite character, stay up late and go door to door collecting candy. Adding Halloween Yoga to the mix helps to make this holiday healthier and is an ideal activity for any Halloween Party.

Pumpkin: pumpkin breathing – inhale and make your chest nice and round like a pumpkin, exhale and image pulling out the seeds from deep inside, repeat 3-10 times.

Creaky Gate: Come into Gate pose by kneeling then extending the right leg out to the side. Place the right hand on the right leg and extend the left hand overhead. Creak your gate open by turning the chest up and looking behind you. Creak the gate closed by rotating the chest down while keeping the side ribs extended. Sound effects encouraged.

Witch’s Hat:A witch’s hat is shaped like a triangle. To do Triangle pose stand with your feet wide apart, turn one foot out, reach your arms wide at shoulder height, stretch toward your turned foot and then tip your arms to make a triangle. Repeat on the other side.

Witch’s Broomstick: Stand up tall, feet together (Mountain Pose), arms stretched overhead. Fly through the sky, first flying in one direction (lean slightly to one side), then the other (lean to the other side). Do a loop de loop around the moon or imagine that you are Harry Potter during a Quidditch match.

Troll’s Bridge: Our friend the troll needs some help building a bridge. Lie on the ground, bend your knees and place your feet close to your bottom. Slowly lift your hips up nice and high. Build a nice strong bridge as a home for troll. Perfect, now gently lower back down. Repeat.

Ghost: extend your arms as if draped with a sheet to make a ghost costume. Move like a ghost while singing this song.

If You’re a Ghost and You Know It

tune of-If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re a ghost and you know it, then say “Boo”

If you’re a ghost and you know it, then say “Boo”

If you’re a ghost and you know it, and you really want to show it

If you’re a ghost and you know it, then say “Boo”

By Donna Freeman