During a YogaRascal class I will use a story as part of the session. The first story I introduce is dedicated to welcoming each child to the lesson and to helping him or her become familiar with yoga, yoga poses, class and story structure. We use affirmations throughout the story and the children always get a chance to add their own creativity and poses to the story in order to take more ownership and to feel more empowered.
The first story they hear is entitled 'The Warrior's Journey' which I've adapted from Sydney Solis' wonderful yoga book -
'You are the hero of your own story, Warrior I, varabhadrasana I. Take a pose both sides. You have a big heart and are kind!
Your are going on a journey, "I believe in myself, I will succeed!"
Walking on the journey, you go this way - triangle pose, trikonasana - and that way, repeat triangle pose other side. You go up a hill - side angle pose, parshvakonasana - and down a hill - parshvakonasana - opposite side, arm comes down. Repeat sides.
You cross a bridge.... to be continued.