The benefits of yoga for children are so great that we do not realize how much our children are missing by not practicing yoga. Yoga for children manages to increase their confidence and self-esteem , so that children who practice yoga are on the right path to becoming responsible and happy adults.
Discover how your child can learn yoga with some simple postures that will amuse him and encourage him to continue on the path of yoga:
They are a series of postures that serve as a warm-up for a yoga session. Helping to keep fit, stretch the whole body and can be a lot of fun (especially when done at high speed), the Sun Salutation for kids is a great, fun and entertaining way to introduce them to yoga. Do you know that in India, the birthplace of yoga, they organize contests on how many series of sun salutations children can do at one time? Yes, and children love to play!
2. Shoulderstand (candle)
A posture of confidence and balance, it is likely that your child has already practiced it before playing without knowing that it was part of yoga. Of course, it is convenient that the child is accompanied by an adult to work on this exercise and thus avoid falls or pain. A posture of great physical and mental benefits, among others, helping to improve mood, provides confidence and strength, rests the feet and legs, favoring blood circulation and is also very fun.
3. Back flexion or clamp
This posture helps enormously to reduce digestive disorders by promoting digestion. In addition to helping to stretch all the posterior muscles of the body. Highly recommended for children to acquire flexibility, strength and confidence.
4. The Wheel
It serves to complement the previous position, children love to do this exercise, strengthening their legs and arms, opening and releasing the heart, expanding the chest, increasing lung capacity and they can also play with each other passing under each other.
5. The relaxation posture
This position should be practiced by all, children and adults. It is a good way to end a yoga class, to calm the body and mind, and you can also take advantage of that moment to pay attention to your breathing, become aware of movement and the importance of breathing in the body. Let the imagination and creativity of the little ones flow.
Other important and well-known postures are the tree, the triangle, the twists, the fish, the warrior and many more that we will get to know in future articles.
Something that should accompany the practice of yoga for children is a balanced and nutritious diet where fruits and vegetables play an important role so that they learn healthy lifestyle habits from an early age.
You can also encourage your child to practice yoga if you both get together at home to do the exercises , it is a good way to share free time together, get to know each other better, increase trust between you, have a fun time and instill a taste and the love of yoga.
So get to work and have a fun time with your children, playing yoga !