Gym

Yoga for Kids

Easy to follow yoga poses

Children need at least an hour of physical activity every day, and on 3 days a week, these activities should involve exercises to strengthen their bones and muscles.

Yoga is a wonderful way for children to feel healthy and happy. Most children will jump at the chance to assume the role of animals, trees, flowers or warriors.

Here are 8 poses to try:

The use of yoga as a recreational activity can be very beneficial for children’s minds and for their growing bodies.  Some of the benefits include:

-Increased strength and flexibility

-Increased balance and co-ordination

-Increased body awareness and the ability to follow instructions

-Improved circulation, digestion and mental function

Practising yoga is also great for helping to calm children, which makes it a perfect activity for bed time. Breathing deeply increases oxygen levels in the body, which reduces stress and anxiety and promotes a better night’s sleep.