Children’s yoga is a set of movements that playing with the adaptation, entertainment, discipline, self-confidence and sense of responsibility for the children of classical yoga postures. Children’s yoga can be done in personal, dual and group exercises. The aim of child yoga is to balancing the body-mind-spirit harmony as in adult yoga, and to sustaining […]
Children’s yoga is a set of movements that playing with the adaptation, entertainment, discipline, self-confidence and sense of responsibility for the children of classical yoga postures. Children’s yoga can be done in personal, dual and group exercises. The aim of child yoga is to balancing the body-mind-spirit harmony as in adult yoga, and to sustaining life with this balance. By providing a non-competitive and safe space for children, it provides an environment to express their personalities and creativity.
How old can my child begin to do yoga?
From the age of 3. But a child shouldn’t be forced to do yoga. Forced and imprinted yoga doesn’t work on the child. On the contrary, it can cause stress and injury.
How is yoga practice done in children?
In the children’s yoga, it takes less time to stay in postures and the movements are repeated several times than adult yoga. It combined with songs, stories, and games according to age groups. One of the most important elements of a child’s yoga practice is fun. Asanas in children’s yoga (basic postures) take their names from the names of animals, plants, objects, and nature. Course duration and flow are determined by the age of children. Children’s yoga can be done in groups as well as one to one.
What are the benefits of child yoga?
We can collect the benefits of child yoga under four headings: mental, physical, spiritual and social. From a mental point, yoga helps to increase the self-confidence and motivation of the child and increases his / her ability to express himself/herself by experiencing the different ways of learning. Socially, it develops group work awareness, creativity and problem-solving skills, and helps to reduce test anxiety. The physical development benefits are the regulation of the internal organs, the strengthening of the immune system, increasing the flexibility-balance-power coordination. In addition, it has been observed that adolescence is easier for children who start to practice yoga at an early age. The positive effects of yoga on the child in terms of mental health, we can say that the child has been freeing the environment, individuals against the negative behaviors such as prejudice, exclusionary attitude and discrimination and the liberation of material, brand and object dependencies.
Parents, for what reasons do they prefer to have their children doing yoga?
Parents often get their children to start yoga for hyperactivity and attention deficit. In addition, mothers and fathers who are aware of the preventive effects of pediatric yoga on asthma, insomnia and digestive problems can start their children to yoga.