The term ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, which means ‘to unify’. It suggests that the body and intellect are in sync. Practising yoga relaxes the mind and body to a great extent, since it helps relieve stress, maintain weight, strengthen bones, reduce anxiety, and decrease the risk of heart diseases.
More so, inculcating the habit of practising yoga in a child from a very young age has its own unique benefits, starting with increased flexibility, improved hand-eye coordination, better focus, prolonged attention span, and more creative thinking.
With a rich history that goes right upto the Vedic age, yoga today is a practice preferred by many for its restorative benefits and is suitable for all age groups. Hence, on the occasion of International Day of Yoga, we have curated four simple and fun poses for your child, which will give their yoga journey the perfect head start!
This is one of the most common yet beneficial poses for children. Chances are that your child may be doing it already during their daily shenanigans!
Performing this triangular pose is super fun, almost like a mini-dance.
Watch out if your little one gets unsteady while doing this pose.
Sometimes it’s important to make your child stay still.
Let us know in the comments section which of these yoga poses you enjoyed teaching your child!
1. What are the easiest yoga poses for kids?
Some of the easiest yoga poses for kids are the downward dog pose (adho mukha shvanasana), the triangle pose (trikonasana), the tree pose (vrikshasana) and the bee breathing pose (brahmari pranayama).
2. How can kids do yoga at home?
Kids can do yoga at home by trying out these four simple poses - the downward dog pose, the triangle pose, the tree pose, and the bee breathing pose.
3. How can I improve my child's posture?
The best way to improve your child's posture is to encourage them to practise yoga, especially the tree pose (vrikshasana). This pose also improves body balance and heightens concentration levels.
4. How do you make yoga fun for kids?
Yoga can be fun for kids too, especially if you start their yoga journey with these four fun poses - the downward dog pose, triangle pose, tree pose and the bee breathing pose.
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