YOGA FOR KIDS: BENEFITS!
We have known for a long time that yoga provides flexibility and fitness, but it also brings tranquility, peace, and self-awareness. And the best thing is that yoga can not only be for adults, but also for children.
Yoga is an adaptable exercise for children of any age. Parents can begin to practice it with the baby and gradually evolve with the child as it grows. We can come to think that it is only given to children who are calmer, but that is a false myth. Even for the most nervous and hyperactive children, it can be adjusted.
Yoga is originally from India and means “Union”. This is because there is a connection with our inner being. This is how we learn to know and love ourselves. In addition, it also teaches us to be in harmony with the environment.
- Improves posture.
- Increased self-esteem.
- Calm and relax.
The most recommended thing for a yoga class is that there are no children over 15 years old. It is also advised that they go without parents, or at least that they are not present in the classes because this can cause distraction. They should dress in comfortable clothing that allows them to stretch. The class will be held in a quiet and ventilated place and music will be used to stimulate the imagination, creativity and relaxation of the children.
Each child can use a mat and the best thing is that they can be barefoot or in socks. The main objective is that children maintain a positive attitude towards life, that they be happy, that they know themselves and that they have a wonderful time.
The class adapts to the way of being of the children. Therefore, time must be spent getting to know them and developing appropriate exercises.