Yoga is a great way for children to relax and unwind. There are a huge number of physical and emotional benefits of yoga for children.
Teaching children how to reduce stress in a healthy way is an important life skill that will help them throughout their childhoods and into adulthood. The physical side of yoga can help improve flexibility, coordination and fitness.
Yoga can also help improve children’s mental well-being by supporting them to relax, feel calm and reduce any anxieties. Practised regularly, yoga will help improve sleep and concentration and increase confidence and self-esteem. Yoga doesn’t have to be difficult.
In this video, we will be exploring five simple animal yoga poses for children and families to try at home. Children should feel a sense of achievement when they manage the poses. The yoga poses are supported by breathing techniques, which allow children learn to be in the present moment, while relaxing and gaining a peaceful state of mind. The breathing exercises can help children to understand and regulate their own emotions and how they adapt to different environments.