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Yoga for Kids

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Yoga promotes healthy activities for children. Instead of sitting on the couch watching your favorite television show, get up and move around with your child. Yoga introduces children to an active, non-competitive sport. In yoga, you are encouraged to move at your own pace, showing children that they don’t always need to compete to be the best; they just need to do their personal best. Yoga also teaches concentration and determination. Not everyone can do each pose perfectly the first time. It takes concentration to focus on breathing while performing a pose, and it takes determination to keep working at it until you get it right.

What are some of your child’s favorite yoga poses?

Happy, Healthy Babies

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As childhood obesity rates climb in the U.S., pediatricians suggest we should encourage kids to get active at a young age. A quick and fairly easy way to get your children active is through yoga.

The practice of yoga is a valid method to condition the body while relieving stress, and has been included in the curriculum for the Goddard Schools nationwide. Yoga also enhances cross-curricular learning for children and is an easy way to incorporate physical fitness into their day.

Yoga has many physical benefits for our children:

  • It enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness
  • Their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves – helping them get a good night’s sleep
  • Yoga improves digestion and eases tummy troubles
  • Children exercise, play, connect with their inner self, and develop a relationship with the natural world that surrounds them

Aside from the physical benefits of Yoga:

  • It actually helps children concentrate better and develop skills essential to reading, writing, math, and coordination because a lot of the poses require gazing off into the distance while concentrating on a specific point
  • Yoga encourages imagination, creativity, ownership, and expression through the many different poses
  • The practice reinforces skills in listening (following directions) and communication