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Little Yogis

Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children (ages 6 to 12). Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. At what age should a child start yoga? Kids can start practicing Yoga as soon as they start to understand instructions. Ideally, kids of 4 years and above are capable to understand the instructions and follow the teacher. However, we should be careful that certain practices should not be taught to the kids. Yoga for kids needs supervision because certain asanas can place a huge amount of stress on the child's spine and back and cause back pain at a very young age. While teaching kids, yoga instructors should keep an eye on the kid's balance and stress the need for paying attention before doing the pose. Yoga can be very playful and adventurous for kids; colorful yoga mats, DVDs, Books and yoga accessories can boost your kid's mood. Benefits of Yoga for Young Kids

  • Yoga helps children manage their anxiety

  • Yoga improves children's emotional regulation

  • Yoga boosts children's self-esteem

  • Yoga increases children's body awareness and mindfulness

  • Yoga enhances children's concentration and memory

  • Yoga develops children's strength and flexibility.

  • Yoga builds muscle strength

  • Yoga improves posture

  • Yoga boosts metabolism.

  • Yoga helps in lowering blood sugar

  • Yoga increases blood flow.

  • Yoga keeps diseases at bay

You can try easy poses, especially for the beginning. 8 Best Yoga Poses for Kids

  1. Corpse Pose (Savasana) You can start with this easy yoga pose for prepping up your youngling.

  2. Easy Sitting Pose (Sukhasana)

  3. Tree Pose (Vriksasana)

  4. Cat Pose (Marjaryasana)

  5. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

  6. Frog Pose (Mandukasana)

  7. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana)

  8. Lion Pose (Simhasana)

If you wish for your kids to have some extra fun while doing yoga these accessories might be helpful. LINK


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