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Easy Yoga for Kids

Children these days have to juggle so many things, long days at school, homework, extra-curricular activities, super stimulating media and environments, maybe even peer pressure and all sorts of things that might be going on at home. Yoga is a great way to help children develop skills of self regulation, manage overwhelming situations, and infuse energy and confidence into their personalities.

Benefits of Yoga for Kids

  • Develops awareness of body, mind, and breath

  • Builds attention span and concentration power

  • Supports imagination and creativity

  • Relieves mental and physical fatigue

  • Boosts energy levels and provides deep relaxation

  • Fosters a positive self-image and increases confidence

  • Increases lung capacity

  • Exercises, strengthens, and lengthens different muscles in the body

  • Encourages healthy food habits.

“Every child has creativity in them and this finds an expression when they practice yoga and meditation.” —Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Yoga Poses for Kids

School-age kids benefit enormously from the supportive, non-competitive environment of a yoga class. And if they wish to continue a yoga practice at home, here are a few postures that might be good for them to add to their practice..

  • Tones the arms and legs.

  • Helps strengthen the back, thereby increasing height.

  • Increases concentration, power, and focus, certainly a great help with homework.

  • Nourishes the brain by increasing blood flow to it.

  • Strengthens the arms and legs.

  • Keeps the spine flexible

  • Tones the arms and leg muscles.

  • Helps improve balance in the body.

  • Increases stamina.

  • Relaxes the nervous system.

  • Increases flexibility

  • Strengthens the back muscles

  • Improves memory

  • The overall well-being that comes from doing Surya Namaskar cannot be underestimated.

  • Strengthens the arm and leg muscles

  • Makes the back strong and flexible

  • Helps relieve stress and fatigue

  • Rejuvenates the body

  • Releases stress and fatigue

  • Calms the mind, improving concentration

  • Stimulates blood circulation, energizing the body

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