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The benefits of teaching yoga to kids
But why is it so important for your child to practice yoga and mindfulness?
First of all, you’ll connect and bond when you’re practicing yoga and mindfulness together with your child. You’ll enjoy some quality time together wherein you can just have fun and focus on each other. It’s a healthy and playful way to connect! Yoga also helps your child to establish positive habits in his/her life. Your child will gain strength, get a better
Only benefits! But how can you make yoga and mindfulness fun for your child, without your child getting bored at point? Because we all know how fast children can be distracted, get bored and lose their focus. Luckily, there are many super fun products which you can use to let your child learn yoga and mindfulness in a playful way. I found children’
Book: ABC Yoga For Me & ABC Mindful Me
These awesome books with beautiful illustrations pair the letters of the alphabet with words that promote dreams and healthy living. In ABC Yoga For Me you teach your child the ABC while you’re also introducing them to many different animals and yoga poses for children. All the asana’s (yoga poses) are renamed, so children can remember them more easily. And in ABC Mindful Me you teach your child the concepts of mindfulness in a playful way, while you’re also teaching the ABC. The books encourage your child to move and learn at the same time!
The Itsy Bitsy series are a great way to bond with your baby or toddler and improve their health at the same time. The poses in the books will help your child to sleep better and feel happier. The author is a certified yoga instructor in yoga and she developed 70 yoga postures + 35 series for babies and more than 50 poses for older children (18 months – 5 years), which you can enjoy together. Ages 0 – 2 can use the baby version of the book and the Toddler / Pre-schooler book is for the ages 18 months up to 5 years old.
Yoga will help babies to sleep better, get relief from gas pains and colic, have a stronger immune system and learn to relax. And for the moments your baby is upset there are special Magic Poses that will help to calm down your baby almost instantly!
And for your 18-month old to 5-year-old, yoga will help your child to sleep better and longer, increase coordination, listen better, have fewer tantrums, a higher self-esteem, and easier relaxation.
This book prepares your child
Card deck: Yoga Pretzels Cards
Teach your child all the yoga poses with this card deck. How I love the illustrations of this one!
isa fantastic way of spending quality time with my kids. Together, we exercise our bodies and minds leaving us feeling energized and refreshed! I’d highly recommend it to anyone with children.”
Game: ThinkFun Yoga Spinner
A fun yoga game with 54 yoga pose cards and a spinner. Each time you spin, you get a card with a yoga pose that you need to perform. You can keep the card when you can stay in the pose for more than 10 seconds. And you win the game when you’ve collected a card of each color. So give a spin and let’s play!
Childrens Yoga Mat: Kindergie with Special Teaching Design
Childrens Yoga Mat: Alex Active Yoga Mat
Do you know other fun products for teaching yoga to kids? Please let me know in the comments below!
Enjoy your yoga practice with your little one!
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