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5 Easy Feel-Good Kid-Friendly Yoga Stretches

You might think that kids and yoga just don’t mix. After all, yoga for adults means a long time of silence and meditation which goal is to bring a sense of calm and restfulness to your daily life. Your kids, on the other hand, not so much. However, science proved that Children, in particular, can greatly benefit from a regular yoga practice for many reasons. These benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Sensory input (1)
  • Balance
  • Release of excess energy (2)
  • Helping with anxiety/depression
  • Better sleep
  • Focus
  • Relaxation
  • Stress reduction
  • Better alignment of the body/posture
  • Increased strength

 

Now, you might ask me – How do I encourage my kid to do yoga? 

 

There are many amazing yoga poses for children to do! You can also be creative and do yoga poses through storytelling, singing songs, dancing, (4) playing games, and even while watching yoga on TV. 

 

Here are some poses which you can do — you can also invent your own! After all, yoga poses for kids often mimic our natural surroundings and may be interpreted in different ways.

BONUS!

To those who love singing and dancing– you can try out my top pick 5-minute SUNDANCE video (Credits to Bari Koral) 🤗🤗🤗

 

Karin Adoni

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