Kids nowadays sit around too much! They need movement, and they need to unplug and play! Play is essential for their development. I believe kids yoga is a great way to play, to be creative, and to learn to be mindful at the same time!
Unlike a regular adult class, a kids yoga class is a mix of quiet, noisy, active, and relaxing activities. In class, kids yoga teachers usually get the kids moving around first before having them sit still and be quiet.
Kids learn yoga poses, simple breathing exercises, and meditation through creative and imaginative storytelling, fun yoga games, singing, dancing, and partner/group poses. Kids yoga is anything but boring!
Browse through the photos below and see how fun, creative, and playful kids yoga can be!
Kids yoga is a mindful, playful, and creative practice that compliments a child’s overall well-being.
KIDS YOGA BENEFITS
Children derive enormous benefits from a consistent yoga practice.
1 Improves balance and focus
2 Builds strength and maintains a child’s natural flexibility
3 Cultivates ease and calm
Through a consistent practice of yoga, kids can learn to slow things down and to overcome challenges step-by-step, which will improve their focus and ability to pay attention. Learning poses can help with that!
With a calmer, steadier mind and disposition, children can learn to self-regulate. Self-regulation starts with the body—when children learn to feel that they have control over their bodies, they can learn to navigate their own stress, learn to relax, and deal with things from inside out.
Yoga is the perfect mindfulness tool for:
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