There are different styles of yoga, including body postures, breathing exercises, and meditation, which can be adapted for children.
Today we share some very easy yoga exercises that are very beneficial for children's health. It is a good idea to start teaching yoga to children at an early age, as it is not only beneficial for their physical growth, but also for their emotional wellness.
For older children, more challenging poses may be fun. You can hold them up in hand or shoulder stand. Kids are way more fearless than adults, so it will be a fun thing to try for them.
After the session is over, it's important to explain to your child the importance of taking a few quiet minutes at the end of the class. While you can't really expect kids to stay still as an adult would, you can take this time to talk about positive feeling and emotions they experienced during the practice.
Yoga can be helpful in treating various physical and emotional problems. It can be used as a tool to bring balance in life. This activity has great benefits for the health of children such as:
- Improving body balance, strength, and aerobic capacity.
- Improving sleep quality
- Working on the child's behavior in class, their approach, and their academic performance.
- Improving the quality of life by providing emotional balance.
- Helping children to improve endurance, mood, and self-regulation skills.
- Younger children can also benefit from the practice of Yoga, but it can be a little more complicated to do the postures with. This routine helps us to work with them in a simple and fun way. An ideal routine to get them started in Yoga.
Some fun poses for the kids include:
1. Boat pose
Balance on your buttocks with your legs up, just like a boat! Also, great core work for adults. You can keep your legs straight or bent at the knees.
2. Tree pose
Stand on one leg, bend your knee, place the sole of your foot on your inner thigh, and balance. Amazing for balance and to strengthen your ankles.
3. Cat pose
Come to an all-fours position, round your back, and tuck your chin into your chest, like a cat! Excellent to release the back.
4. Happy baby pose
Lie on your back with your chin tucked in, hug your knees into your chest, then grab the outer part of your feet with both of your hands, and rock like a happy baby. A great hip opener.
5. Cow pose:
On all fours, look up, arch your back, and open your chest. Can be practiced alternating with the cat pose.