Grounded, Grounded, GO! is a game designed to use with any age and all levels. Use the Grounded Pose Crackers and a round mat or two yoga mats in the center. It is a detective duck duck goose game played with a purpose.
Set Up: Place Grounded Pose Crackers face down in a circle with a large yoga mat in the middle. Use poses that the students are familiar with. Everyone sits in a circle behind the Pose Crackers. The students must sit Grounded Style (cross legged) in order to be touched and potentially get picked. This encourages students to stay grounded and focused at all times.
How to Play: One student picks a pose cracker without anyone seeing it. They then go around the circle touching the top of each person’s head with the entire palm and fingers saying “Grounded” until they pick one person and call out the name of the pose. Then they bunny hop around the circle as the picked person tries to catch them. If they make it back to their seat without getting caught, then the one picked does the pose in the middle alone. If they get caught then both players do the pose in the middle together and turn it into a partner pose in some creative way. The other students act as detectives, observing the students in the pose, and take turns saying what is good about the pose. The detectives may then point out what could be done to make the pose feel better. The one picked now becomes the one to choose a pose and go.
Variations: There are many ways to change up this game according to the age and experience of the students or the amount of students and the location.
- For a really large group like a yoga club, leave the pose chips stacked in the center of the circle.
- If the students are beginners, teach a selection of poses during the beginning of class and then use those poses in the game. Each class you can add poses to play the game.
- For each round, choose only one or two detectives until every student has a turn being the detective.
Click to see our Grounded Pose Crackers