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Cowboy Days

Have you ever wondered what a cowboy or cowgirl does all day?

This yoga adventure visits the Wild West, where little yogis put on their cowboy boots and hats, and ride their horse through town.

Saddle up, and let’s start our Cowboy Day!

Rise and shine, Partner!

It’s time to start our day, here in the Wild West.

Start with a big stretch. Reach up high over your head, put your hands together, and lower your hands to put your hat on!

Let’s get our boots on.

Reach all the way down to one foot, and put on your first boot. While your hands are down there, give your boots a good look, and be sure to wipe off any dirty smudges. We want our boots to be nice and clean!

Now switch sides to put on your other boot.

We’re dressed and ready to start our day.

Time to get some breakfast – let’s go to the table!

Cowboys love bacon and beans, so that’s what we’re cooking this morning.

Reach one arm forward to get some bacon. If your table is feeling balanced, try to reach your opposite leg out behind you. Hold this pose for a couple of seconds, then slowly return your leg and arm to your mat.

Now, switch sides to get some beans.

Our bodies are dressed, and our bellies are full – let’s head outside to start our day!

On our ranch, we have lots of animals.

We have happy cows, grazing in the grass. Look up to the sun and say “moo!”.
And a sleepy kitty, resting in the sun. Look down at your belly and say “meow!”.
One more time!

And our horse – a cowboy’s best friend!

Grab your horse’s reigns, we’re heading to town.

Here we go!

The streets are lined with all different types of cactus plants.

Bring one leg forward, and rest your foot on your mat between your hands. Lower your back knee to the floor. Now lift your arms up, as you grow into a prickly cactus!

Lower your arms and rest your hands on your mat in front of you. Bring your front leg back, and swing your opposite foot forward. Arms up!

So much horse riding has made this cowboy hungry. Let’s slow the pace down and head over to the saloon for some lunch.

As you lift your body to make the long counter of the saloon, see if you can hold your body up as you tell the person next to you what you’re ordering to drink. Now look to your other side, and tell that person what you’re ordering to eat.

We have one more stop to make, and then we can head back home to the ranch.

Riding along this dirt road, look around, and see all the tumbleweed plants that roll by.

Roll back, then see if you can roll yourself back to sitting without using your hands to help you up. It’s ok if you can’t! Roll another time or two, as the tumbleweeds blow by.

Final stop of the day – our horse needs some new shoes.

See if you can lift yourself into the shape of a horseshoe!

That was a long cowboy day.

Strike a match, and roll onto your back. Let your arms and legs slowly move as the flames of our campfire dance in the fire pit.

Twinkle your fingers as the stars begin to light up the night sky.

See you on our next adventure!

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