Kids Need Yoga Too
Yoga can help you child in many different areas of life. The practice isn’t just for the grown-ups anymore.
By THE YOGA STUDIO
Is Yoga Right For Your Kid?
Yoga is often looked at as an exercise or practice for adults but what most people don’t know it’s just as helpful to kids too. When most folks think about kids being active they’re most likely picturing bike riding or school sports. Now with the popularity of yoga in the US it’s important to think of strengthening the mind and body connection for your kids. Not only does yoga engage the body in a different way than sports and running around outside. It also engages the mind and can help show your child the importance of meditation and mindfulness.
Yoga comes with so many benefits for kids of any age and fitness level. It’s a welcome change of pace for the child always on their tablet or playing video games. Specifically yoga helps build strength and flexibility that wasn’t there before. If your kid is already active and into sports it only helps further their athletic skill as well as helping prevent injury.
Yoga for the Body
Kids who practice yoga get a unique opportunity to play and focus at the same time. There is no right or wrong with yoga which creates a judgment free atmosphere where comfort of the body is more important than doing a pose perfectly. It’s also a great tool to help add strength and flexibility that can help an already active kid excel.
Yoga for the Mind
Kids are not immune to the emotional problems and stress that we deal with in our adult lives. Anxiety, depression, and stress effects children in the same way it does adults. However, that also means yoga helps in the same way too!
Yoga in Schools
At first yoga was seen as a taboo to introduce to kids because of a false belief it was strictly a religious practice. While yoga can often be spiritual to a lot of adults who practice, this is not the case. Over the years yoga has been tweaked for kids and slowly introduced into schools. Many schools throughout the US use yoga as a way to teach kids about mindfulness and the importance of mental health. Yoga is even put in the curriculum because of the positive effect it has on student’s grades as well.
Ready To Get Started?
At The Yoga Studio in Astoria we value our community of teachers and members from kids to adults. We make yoga a fun and engaging activity that creates a lasting lesson in mindfulness and body awareness.
Like our classes for adults we offer a range of different classes that will fit the needs of your child.