Yoga for children: the benefits, how and why to practice Yoga from an early age

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Yoga for children is a panacea to grow well from a physical and emotional point of view and to learn to socialize in a playful and pleasant environment. The practice of Yoga helps the little ones to be aware of their body and the importance of breathing, to develop an altruistic behavior and to learn the importance of respecting others and the Planet.



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Lo Yoga for children it is a cure-all to grow well from a physical and emotional point of view and to learn to socialize in a playful and pleasant environment.

The practice of Yoga helps the little ones to be aware of their body and the importance of breathing, to develop an altruistic behavior and to learn the importance of respecting others and the Planet.

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How to practice Yoga with children

It is vital to keep in mind that Yoga for children it is not and must not be an imitation of Yoga for adults. When we talk about Yoga for children we don't have to think only of asanas. Yoga for the little ones it is above all play and healthy movement.

Several elements can be introduced during a Yoga meeting for children. Team or couple games, warm-up exercises, asanas specially selected for the little ones, that are suitable for their stage of development, listening to relaxing music, dance and song, storytelling dedicated to fundamental themes such as friendship, respect for others and the environment, moments dedicated to art and emotions, such as drawing and coloring mandala. A Yoga class for children can last from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the age of the participants.

The movements in the practice of asanas they are always sweet, slow and guided, for total safety of children. The asanas should be presented in a playful way and can become the protagonists of stories to tell animated by children and small theatrical performances. Towards the end of the meeting, a moment dedicated to relaxation and a short meditation cannot be missed.


Yoga meetings for children must be held in aplayful atmosphere and in a comfortable environment It is cozy. Each child should have a mat and wear non-slip socks. In Yoga for children we focus on the importance of movement, playful activities and the ability to relate to others, starting with the teacher and the group of participants. It is important that children are supervised by a qualified teacher in the practice of Yoga. Same Parents they can follow a training course in this regard in order to bring their children closer to the practice.


Meditation for children

Even children can meditate. As for adults, meditation is a moment of relaxation that is really useful for the little ones. Yoga sessions for children can be concluded with a few minutes of meditation or relaxation, with a duration that can vary from a couple of minutes to 10-15 minutes depending on the age of the participants.

A child-friendly and short-lived meditation could easily be introduced in the school timetable during the lessons of traditional subjects, presenting it as a moment of relaxation. regenerating and beneficial. She would truly be a lifesaver for the whole class.

The benefits of Yoga for children

Practicing Yoga from an early age can be a source of numerous benefits that should not be underestimated. Let's think about how many hours of the day children dedicate to school and homework while remaining seated for a long time. They should devote a substantial portion of their time to game and movement, but increasingly this does not happen. Yoga helps to restore a healthy balance between commitments, fun and relaxation in the days of the little ones.


From a physical point of view, Yoga improves elasticity and flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and body awareness. Help find a sense of calm and relaxation. It allows children to play, to do physical activity and at the same time to get in touch with themselves, with others and with the world around them.

We can sum it up like this the main benefits of Yoga for children. Practicing Yoga from an early age is useful for:

1) Improve the concentration
2) Stimulate theequilibrium and elasticity.
3) Encourage Freedom of expression.
4) Develop the breath awareness and your body.
5) Spend more time on game as a fundamental tool for growth.
6) To improve the knowledge of oneself and the socialization.
7) Express your best emotions and moods.
8) Reduce anxiety, stress e aggression.
9) Feed therational and emotional intelligence to learn about the world.
10) Stimulate the ability to learning.


Where to practice Yoga for children

More and more frequently in Yoga centers there are scheduled meetings, workshops and Yoga classes for children in addition to the classic Yoga lessons dedicated to adults. Numerous schools, from primary school up to primary and secondary schools of first degree, in recent years they have decided to include the practice of Yoga between the hours of lessons by turning to qualified teachers. Some institutes may organize Yoga classes for children after school hours (even in pre-school or after-school settings).

If Yoga is not at the scheduled time in your children's school, you could present a proposal to that effect to the teachers, or go in search of the nearest Yoga center, to find out if Yoga courses and meetings for children are already active.

THU e Thu here are some useful links for find Yoga classes and teachers for children qualified in your city and region.

To get to know him better Yoga for children we invite you to visit the website www.balyayoga.com

"If every eight-year-old were taught meditation, we would be able to eliminate violence in the world within a generation." (Dalai Lama)

Marta Albè

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