Start a regular yoga practice with your child so you both can reap the benefits of this healthy activity.
As an adult, you know there are many benefits to regular exercise. Children can also receive health benefits from regular exercise. In regards to yoga, studies have shown that children show improved concentration and focus in school, improved balance and posture, increased flexibility, and improved self-esteem and confidence. So, Start a regular yoga practice with your child so you both can reap the benefits of this healthy activity.
- Make a game of it. Kids love to play games. Making your yoga session into a game may help entice your child to participate in a yoga session with you.
- Get appropriate yoga gear for your child. This might be a fun part for them as they get to have their own mat or block to use.
- Be consistent.Do the same poses in the same order any given day.
- Purchase kid-friendly yoga DVDs or go to a kids yoga class. Children's yoga has become much more popular.
Yoga for kids is becoming increasingly common, popping up in physical educationprograms and daycares and being added to the repertoire of yoga studios. While the physical benefits—improving flexibility, strength and coordination—are certainly part of its charm, yoga is increasingly used as a relaxation technique to help anxious kids combat the stresses of everyday life.