Using Yoga for Kids
We all know yoga is good for you, but have you ever considered using yoga for kids? Surprisingly, many people view yoga as an adult only exercise. However, the truth is that yoga can increase a child’s sense of well-being and instill confident feelings in them. Using yoga for kids is a wonderful way to help our children to want to live a naturally healthy lifestyle.
Because your child’s body is still developing, yoga can increase coordination, flexibility and strength. It is a fun and safe way for your child to expend energy and learn something new while understanding their inner self at the same time.
Let’s face it, as adults we have grown far away from our intuitive side. Society and stress cloud our vision of our true self. But our children have not been touched by all of these outside influences yet. This means our children are much more in tune with their mind and body connection.
Of course, they may not even realize this, but that is where yoga comes in. Yoga classes specially designed for kids allow children to exercise their bodies while exercising their minds. Deep breathing and visualization techniques give children the tools to relax, focus and develop self-control. In essence, using yoga for kids reconnects your child to their inner self.
What better thing is there to offer your child? Give your child the option of taking a yoga for kids class and see if they like it. In my experience of teaching yoga to kids, even those that are most skeptical walk away feeling blissful, just as we adults do.
This sense of well-being is what we want our children to come to naturally. We don’t want them to feel bogged down by this fast paced world and forget their innate peacefulness. Yoga will remind and teach your children how to respect others, and respect one’s self, inside and out.
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