“Kids don’t need yoga! They are flexible. Yoga is for the grown ups” I am sorry to bust this myth of yours. All kids are are not necessarily flexible. Most of them cannot even touch their toes without bending their knees these days.

Times have changed. It is hard to be a kid in these times when school workloads are increasing, there is tremendous peer pressure, obesity on the rise, the fast food culture is penetrating in nuclear families and parents want their kids to be all rounders. Children these days are stressed! They have to excel in sports, extracurricular activities and studies too! They also have to deal with dozens of temptations and distractions. And that is why I suggest Yoga for kids. Yoga is an extremely low‐cost yet extensively helpful tool for children.

It not only calms them down but has an overall positive impact on their mind, body and soul.

My article lists out 5 major benefits of making your kid do Yoga.

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It gets them moving.

Most of the parents today complain about their kids spending hours in front of a screen; be it television, iPad, mobile phones, laptops etc to watch shows and play games. With Yoga, kids become more active. It will prevent them from being a couch potato.

Yoga reduces their stress.

Does you kid show any of these symptoms of anxiety?
• Feeling of uneasiness, fear and panic
• Facing problem in regular and sound sleeping
• Shortness of breath
• Unable to be calm and still
• Dry Mouth
• Numbness or prickling in the hands and/or feet

If your answer to any of these questions is a yes, your kid might be under stress. School tests, academic performances, sports, art classes and friendships could be adding a lot of pressure on your little one. Оnе wау kіds can lеаrn tо соре with this stress іs thrоugh уоgа.

It keeps them grounded.

Children are being pulled in as many directions as adults. Yoga gives them a chance to calm down, feel safe and at home.

Yoga increases your kids’ Focus and Concentration.

The act of practicing Yoga poses enables the children to clear their mind, focus in whatever activity they are doing and get better grades.

It gives them awareness of their breath.

Meditation is a part of Yoga. Breathing exercises can help kids energize themselves and connect to their bodies. This in turn increases their focus on breathing and enhances their lung capacity. It naturally reduces their anxiety and stress and releases healthy hormones. Κіds уоgа сlаssеs аrе nоt like thоsе fоr аdults. In a kids yoga class, lеss
еmрhаsіs is given оn tесhnісаl dеtаіls аnd mоrе еmрhаsіs is given оn hаvіng fun аnd usіng thеir іmаgіnаtіоn. A lot of games, books and tools are used by teachers to teach yoga to children. Hence dо not trу tо fіt уоur сhіld іntо аn аdult сlаss because nоt аll уоgа stуlеs that adults do аrе rесоmmеndеd fоr сhіldrеn.