Yoga poses for Kids and Parents – Yoga is great for kids, but it’s even better when parents get involved with them too – make it a daily or weekly thing and turn it into special time with your child.
These are 24 really simple (not all easy) yoga poses for kids and parents that you can do at home, all you need is enough space to lie down on a mat for 15 minutes – I guarantee you will both love it & it will really increase your bonding as kids love to be involved in what you are doing.
If you find that your child really enjoys yoga why not bring them along to one of our yoga adventures, where we use yoga poses to work through a story and then have a short relaxation period at the end. As yoga is non-competitive you can practise without the fear of doing something wrong or not being better than somebody else, we always focus on what you can and how we can progress your ability further.
If you chose to practise yoga with your child then you will find that their concentration levels will increase with regular practise and they will get physically stronger too – but yoga isn’t just about the physical benefits, you may notice other benefits in your child too – here are list of some of the benefits that you may notice in your child:
- Calmer and more relaxed
- Deeper bonding with your child – working together and being involved in each others practise will deepen the bond between you, once you have both mastered a pose you will feel empowered together
- Ability to cope with stressful situations easier – mindfulness and relaxation which is built into the foundations of every yoga practice
- Increased focus and concentration – yoga encourages you to clear your mind and focus on the effort of the positions and poses
- A boost in their confidence and self-esteem – when a child masters a pose it give them confidence and self-esteem
- Increased flexibility – making your child aware of their body and how it functions
NOTE: Yoga also provides tools for practicing compassion, mindfulness, generosity, focus, strength, and flexibility.
You may notice how yoga benefits your child but you should also encourage your child to notice too, all of the children who have been to my class absolutely loved it, they also enjoyed showing their parents the new yoga moves they’ve learnt in class once they get home 🙌🏻
Get your kids active in a non competitive way and they will thank you for it in the long term.