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Tiny Yogis: Yoga Fun for Children While They Explore with Stretches and Grow

Yoga can be fun for kids as they stretch, breathe and turn & twist playfully. Yoga for kids is an absolutely delightful and fun way to connecting their bodies with their souls all in playful jest. Discover the fun way for your kids to nurture into young, mature and responsible adults.
11:14 AM Apr 27, 2024 IST | Lifestyle Desk
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yoga for children

Are you worried that your child is not developing in the way they should? If so, read on to know more about how you can nurture your children the right way with fun yogic postures and more. Here are some yoga poses for children:

Yoga for Children

Yoga practices for adults differ from that of children. It can vary according to age. However, a child can best develop with various yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and yogic play.

Also read:  A Cathartic Beginning to a Weight Loss Journey with Yoga

Exploring Yoga Options for Children

There are various opinions about the accurate age of starting yoga for children. However, instead of getting into debates, it is generally considered that age 5-7 is about the right age for children to begin yoga with. There are various styles of yoga that are generally practiced by everyone across the world. For a child, yoga should for starters, be a simple routine. As the child grows the techniques, styles and methods can be experimented with.

Types of Yoga Taught to Children

With so many different types of yoga, it can be quite confusing as to which style should be taught to kids. So here we will inform you on the best and most popularly practiced styles for kids. They are:

1. Yin Yoga 

Yin yoga is beneficial for children who are beginners or very young. The style and pace is slow and relaxed and is thus beneficial to children. It has plenty of seated positions and can be held for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

2. Hatha Yoga

It is a simple daily practice regimen for kids. It enhances memory and concentration, improvises the coordination between body and mind and cuts down on the risk of obesity, asthma, sinusitis and various chronic ailments in children.

3. Bikram Yoga

This is a yoga practice done in hot conditions where the yogi sweats profusely. It can be practiced by children, but not before the age of 9-10. Every posture in this style need not be done by them, just a few are enough.

4. Ashtanga Yoga 

Ashtanga yoga for children has numerous advantages. While it is true that it is done under expert guidance, it helps to train the young yogis for competitions, improves their memory and concentration, boosts lung capacity and breathing and revamps their confidence by means of group activities.

5. Restorative Yoga

This is a form of yoga that can be practiced by children at least once a week. It benefits them both mentally and physically. It cuts down on over-stimulation and immediately calms the body and mind of the child.

Best Yogic Poses for Children

When it comes to yogic poses for children, here are some of the most popular and best poses for them:

  •         Cat/Cow pose
  •         Seated forward pose
  •         Butterfly pose
  •         Upward dog pose
  •         Supported child’s pose

Here is a list of some of the easy yoga poses:

  •         Downward facing dog pose
  •         Horse stance
  •         Warrior pose
  •         Tree pose
  •         Boat pose

There are many different poses; however, as a beginner the child can follow these poses to gain overall well-being.

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