1. Yoga helps with flexibility
Once kids start to learn the basics of stretching and correct breathing, they will soon start to gain in flexibility. This is great for preventing injuries and sprains when they do other sports.
2. Yoga can help kids to sleep better
Sleepy Little Yoga: A Toddler’s Sleepy Book of Yoga
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3. Yoga is non-competitive
Sports can become over-competitive. and it is important to teach a child how to win and lose graciously. But yoga focuses on more than just the child’s athletic prowess: There is no emphasis on whether a child is obese, too thin or simply not fast enough-yoga can work for every body. It is also teaching kids to gain self-esteem-qualities which tend to be forgotten on the sports field.
4. Yoga helps kids to remain calm
How many times have we had to tell kids to count to ten when they are about to lose it or throw a tantrum? When they learn yoga, they already know how correct breathing can calm them down. When these techniques are combined with yoga games and songs, kids can easily manage stress and regain inner peace when the going gets tough.
5. Yoga may help kids with ADHD
6. Yoga can be fun for kids
Children’s yoga can be child’s play. They can imitate the animal sounds of the poses they are doing, such as the Downward-facing Dog or the Cat pose. Colorful mats can be chosen so that they have some fun when doing the various exercises. Watch the video below for more fun activities with yoga.
7. Yoga can help kids recover more quickly from illness
8. Yoga can help kids to focus
Have your kids tried yoga? What were the benefits? Let us know in the comments.