Yoga is a great activity to help children develop healthy habits, as well as being a great form of exercise. If you haven’t introduced your little one to yoga yet here are some reasons why you should.

The benefits of Yoga for children

Unlike traditional sports that focus on performance and competitiveness, yoga encourages children to connect their minds and bodies and appreciate the wonderful things they can do. It’s a great way to keep children active and involved in physical activity in a non-competitive way – and helps build the right balance of muscle tone and strength to stabilize their growing bodies and improve their mobility.

Not only is Yoga good for the body, it’s also good for the mind! It can help to aid children’s emotional development by teaching them to relax their minds and bodies, which helps them with emotional regulation, coping with stress, and improving their concentration.

How to introduce your child to Yoga

One of the best ways to get your child started with yoga is to make it fun. Start off by going over a few poses and letting them choose their favourite ones, practice during every day activities like a trip to the park and add in some music to help keep them focused, entertained, and motivated.

Here are some simple poses to get you started.

We hope you give it a try – Yoga is a great way to help children build a foundation of strength and confidence and it can be a lot of fun!