Yoga for Children
Definition - What does Yoga for Children mean?
Yoga for children is a specific type of yoga which is tailored to suit the needs of children. Yoga is said to be a fantastic practice for children to learn because it teaches them about their bodies, their minds and their potential in a safe and playful way. By learning yoga at a young age, it is thought that children may develop the tools to experience optimal health, wellness and inner peace.
Yoga for children may incorporate practice of asanas, pranayama and kriyas. These will often be presented and taught through play, so that they are enjoyable and fun for children.
Yogapedia explains Yoga for Children
Yoga for children is said to celebrate and enhance the natural gifts that children have, including their curiosity, awareness and sense of wonder. It may also help them to experience a sense of belonging and community.
The benefits of yoga for children include:
- Strengthening the body
- Improving flexibility
- Developing mind-body coordination
- Increasing the breathing capacity
- Calming the mind
- Preventing obesity, asthma and sinusitis
- Teaching about balance
- Learning self-care
- Improving sleep
Yoga for children is becoming increasingly popular in schools, and there are options for children to learn yoga with their parents or families as well as with their peers.