Yoga for children
September 28, 2020
A SPACE FOR PLAY
A children's yoga session is a space of enjoyment and fun open to the whole family. Video games, the pressure of schools and the general competitiveness of society, lead children to a state of anxiety that sometimes can not be beneficial to their health and their physical and mental development. It is very important that, within the child's development, special emphasis is placed on fostering the different types of intelligence that we all possess: linguistic, logical, visual, musical, kinesthetic, naturalistic, interpersonal and internal. Children's yoga is a space where imagination and creativity are cultivated and enjoyed.
Benefits of yoga for children:
Provides relaxation and calmness to the child.
- Promotes companionship and friendship.
Encourages values of personal respect and respect for everything around us.
Awakens body awareness.
- Stretches and strengthens the body.
- Improves flexibility Develops motor and coordination skills Teaches to respond to emotions and feelings in a healthy way.
- Encourages imagination and creativity.
Yoga for children is developed with stories, songs, dances, drawings and even costumes where Yoga techniques adapted to each age are developed.
From the age of 4 years old we can easily enjoy Yoga for Children or as a family. Encourages imagination and creativity Yoga for children is developed with stories, songs, dances, drawings and even costumes where Yoga techniques adapted to each age are developed.
From the age of 4 years old we can easily enjoy Yoga for Children or as a family.
Practicing at home
It is possible to teach yoga to children without leaving home. At Conscious Television we offer you the necessary tools to do so.
Through creative and dynamic classes the little ones will learn to improve stillness, balance, flexibility, attention, peace, gentleness, connection, health and well-being. For children, practicing yoga is another game with which they can let their imagination fly and become animals, travel to exotic countries or learn about other cultures.
Children should discover the world for themselves. Telling them to think more, do better or be a certain way because it benefits them is not the best way to teach them. It is preferable to offer them an environment of attention, affection and creativity so that they can discover their own truths. While practicing the different animal postures their minds also participate to increase their level of attention. When they do snake (Bhujangasana), animals to imagine that they only have a long body with no legs or arms.
Can you still run or climb a tree? In tree pose (Vrksasana), ask them to imagine they are a giant oak tree and roots are growing from the soles of their feet. Could you stay in the same position for a hundred years? If your branches were cut off, would you mind, would it hurt?
Children benefit enormously from yoga. Physically, it improves their flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. It also enhances their concentration, calmness and relaxation. By practicing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more with their inner self and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world around them. Yoga brings to the surface that wonderful inner light that children possess.
The session can be developed between stories, songs, dances, drawings and even costumes, where yoga techniques adapted to each age are developed.
It is a space open to the whole family. Yoga can be practiced at any age. In the different moments we will use the most appropriate techniques for each evolutionary moment.
Up to 3 years old we can enjoy Yoga for Babies, and from 3-4 years old we can launch into the fun world of Children's Yoga or Family Yoga.
When children imitate the movements and sounds of nature, they have the opportunity to enter into another being and imagine their qualities. For example, when they do lion pose (Simhasana) they not only experience the power and presence of a lion, but also their own sense of power: when to be aggressive and when to retreat. The physical movements introduce children to the true meaning of yoga: union, expression and honor for oneself and the role they play in the delicate balance of life. Experience with children
Yoga with children offers possibilities for learning, having a good time together and laying the foundation for a practice that could continue to narrow throughout life.All it takes is a little flexibility on the part of the adults because, as I quickly discovered when I began teaching yoga to preschoolers, yoga for children is quite different from yoga classes for adults.
When they stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, breathe like a rabbit or stand strong like a tree, a connection between the macrocosm of their environment and the microcosm of their own bodies. The importance of respect for all forms of life and the principle of interdependence become evident. Children begin to understand that we are all made of the same "substance", even if we have different forms.
Consider yourself a facilitator rather than a teacher. Guide your children while opening your heart and allowing them to show you the way. They will undoubtedly invite you to participate in a limitless world of wonders to explore. If you choose to join them, the teaching and learning process will be reciprocal and provide everyone with an opportunity to create, express themselves and grow together.