Get Moving Outdoors with Animal Yoga
Jun 23

Get Moving Outdoors with Animal Yoga

By Sarah Cullo, LMP Program Coordinator

White-tailed deer 

Seated twist 

Start sitting upright on the floor with your legs extended out in front of you. Bend your right leg and place your right foot over your left leg. With your back straight and right foot flat on the ground, place your right elbow against the inside of your left knee. Place your left hand on the ground behind you and twist your torso to the right. 



Squat Pose 

 With your feet hip-width apart, lower yourself down into a squat. Squat down to gather all your acorns like a chipmunk! 

Black Rat Snake

Tree Pose

Standing on one leg bend your opposite leg and place the sole of your foot against your 

standing leg. Open your arms in a V to create strong branches for the Black Rat Snake 

rest on!

Eastern Box Turtle

Tortoise Pose 

Sit with your legs stretched out, legs flat and knees bent. Place the palms of your hands 

flat on the floor. Bend forward at the waist, and slide your arms underneath your legs. 

Take a few deep breaths and nestle into your shell!



Dancer’s Pose

 Standing tall, balance on one leg and extend your opposite leg out behind you. Bend 

 Your free leg and grab the outside of your foot. Lean your torso forward and arch your 

leg behind you.


Red Fox 

Balanced Tabletop 

Begin in Table Pose. Lift one leg so that it is parallel with the floor, and point your toes behind you. Stretch your leg out just like the fox’s tail!

For an extra challenge try lifting up the arm opposite of your leg and point your fingers in front of you. Repeat with the opposite side. 

Black Bear 

Downward Dog 

Start standing up, bend from your hips and place the palm of your hands on the floor. 

Walk your feet back and straighten your legs until your body looks like an upside-down V.

Log Pose

Corpse Pose 

Laydown on the forest floor and gently close your eyes. Focus on long gentle breaths (you don't want to startle the wildlife!)