Yoga has long been known to bring tranquility, flexibility, self-awareness, and inner peace. All these benefits of yoga can also occur in the little ones. Discover yoga for children.
We can think of it as an activity for calm children, but it is adapted to more nervous children and can help them a lot to calm down and make them have fun at the same time.
Yoga for children: fun and health
Yoga is originally from India and means “union” because there is a connection with our inner being since we learn to know and love ourselves, and because there is a second connection with the outside since we learn to be in harmony with the environment.
The practice of yoga for children provides numerous benefits such as the following:
- Improve posture. Through yoga, good habits are promoted when sitting, walking, studying, practicing sports, etc. This will help the child in his daily routine.
- Increased self-esteem. The knowledge of oneself that yoga provides can help to improve the self-esteem of the child, who will learn to appreciate his defects and his virtues.
- Calm and relaxation. The control of breathing, the way of noticing how the air passes through the body are ways of bringing calm to the child.
- Concentration. The practice of yoga requires concentration, so the child will learn not to be distracted when doing this activity and will be able to use that skill when studying, for example.
- Fun. Fun cannot be lacking when it comes to children. Each pose is associated with an animal or a natural element, so children will have fun imitating the frog, the swan, or the scorpion.
What is a yoga class for children like?
The most advisable thing about a yoga class for children is that there are no more than fifteen children and that they go without their parents if they are already about seven years old. This will avoid distractions and increase your concentration.
They should dress comfortably, and the class will take place in a quiet and ventilated place. Music can be used to stimulate children’s imagination, creativity, and relaxation. Each child can use a mat, and ideally, they are barefoot or wearing socks.
The class must adapt to the way of being of the children, so you have to spend some time getting to know them to develop the appropriate exercises and find creative ways to stimulate them with games during the session.
The essential objective is that they learn to maintain a positive attitude towards life, that they are happy, that they enjoy themselves, that they know themselves, and, above all, that they have a good time.