We have been talking about good health for children and how to keep them active and in good health as they grow and develop. Well, yoga helps to nourish the minds and bodies of the kids.
Nowadays, the pressure to be the very best at school, music, art, sports is immense. Parents, even if you are not looking for perfection from your children, know that there is always a good chance that a teacher, or even a peer is doing it for you. Free your children’s inner hippie by engaging them in yoga. Chances are that some will snicker the first time your child is asked to do the down ward dog position, yoga can nourish their little bodies in a safe , meaningful way.
Yoga is all about learning how to move, feel and listen to your body through poses designed to relax, stimulate and strengthen it. I do believe that yoga is the best outlet for children. We see animals poses–down dog, cobra, cow, weaved with activities, games storytelling and songs offer a fun and creative way for children to explore, learn and move. Yoga for children really nourishes the little bodies that are bursting with creativity and energy with an eagerness to play.
As we have mentioned earlier children of today play less, move less and stress more. As a child develops he or she has a limited ability to express their stress during their hurried, on the go , multitasking lifestyle. With the increase in social media, children are surprisingly less connected than ever. Yoga provides an environment to slow down, be present and move through stress .
It has been noted that children with challenges such as ADHD, ADD, and Asperger’s may also benefit from yoga. Parents who have children with the se challenges have been introduced to yoga to help with their child’s behavior.
Parents, do research before you make a decision . Look at the pros and cons before you jump head long into the water.