Yoga is a great way for children to stay active and healthy. It can be modified and taught to people of all ages and fitness levels, and is already being used in many schools as part of physical education. Kids can learn and practice yoga in their own classroom, play areas, or any other space, as it requires very little equipment. They can do this during recess, before or after school, or even at home.
Yoga poses can be complicated and intimidating, requiring balance, strength and practice. When children start practicing, they may feel that they won't be able to succeed. However, as they progress, their self-confidence increases as they become more successful with the poses. Children will also learn to meditate and reflect on themselves.
Meditation helps encourage positive thoughts and feelings so that they can overcome negative ones. Kids who practice yoga will begin to feel strong and confident, knowing that they can rely on their body and mind for strength, agility and comfort. It's important to make sure your child warms up before trying yoga poses and warn him not to force his body to adopt difficult positions if some poses seem difficult. Kids may not enjoy yoga as much as they do outdoor sports, but including games in a yoga session helps keep them interested.
This way, they can have fun while still learning the basics of yoga.