Introduce a little bit of active movement with Cross the Midline! Increase core strength and cross-body coordination, while releasing extra energy. If students are a little restless, have them Cross the Midline for 30 seconds – start fast, then gradually slow them down to standing still and returning to their seats.

Some of our favorite activities with this movement are It’s a Tiger! and Let’s Go on a Monster Hunt. Both engage children in themed yoga poses and active movement, for a total body workout. 

Step 1
Begin in Mountain Pose.

Step 2
Bend your arms, lift one leg, and bring your opposite elbow to touch your knee.

Step 3
Lower your foot, and repeat with the opposite side.

Step 4 
Repeat a few times. This can be done quickly or slowly.

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