Pirate Butterfly Sequence

So, I ask my three-year old daughter, “What do pirates do?”

They steal treasure!


We start out as caterpillars. 

Superman (Caterpillar)

Come up to Table Pose to make a cocoon in Balasana or Child’s Pose.

Transition to Child’s Pose.  This is your cocoon.  Slowly round your back up to a sitting position.  Flap your butterfly wings (arms) and bring your legs around to Cobbler Pose with your feet touching.

 We are flying butterflies.  Cobbler Pose with flapping legs.

Pirate Butterflies get on their ship.  Arms and legs up to Paripurna Navasana or Boat Pose.

Next, we steal treasure. Upavistha Konasana or Wide leg pose, reach arms out to steal treasure. Make sure you get it all (This makes for longer time in forward fold.)

Flap arms however you choose to fly back to the ship.

Back to Boat Pose.

Repeat sequence a couple times.

It is fun to steal the treasure!  If the stealing part does not seem very yoga-like, you could always act like you are returning the treasure to far away lands.  That way it involves more Bakti yoga, and we could all spread a little more love.







Wide Leg


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