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Yoga For Kids

Did you know that just like adults, kids also undergo stress? They have to deal with so many things like school, daily dose of homework, excelling in activities like sports in school, and the stiff competition that they have to beat to score grades.

All this puts a lot of stress on the children and just like adults they too need to relax. And for their relaxation the best activity would be Yoga for kids.

Yoga for kids is an excellent tool which helps childrens to become more aware of their body and giving them total self control. Their sense of coordination increases and greater flexibility of limbs is achieved. Yoga is the best way through which kids will learn to cope with their daily work schedule with total ease. Children who have taken up yoga have been known to perform better at school and also excel in their co-curricular activities.

There are many yoga poses for kids which will benefit them but the warrior pose and the tree pose work well on kids. Doing these yoga poses helps them to calm down, build confidence and maintain balance. Kids will enjoy doing their poses once they are encouraged to imagine that they become the very poses they are doing.

Take for instance the warrior pose. Teach them to imagine that they are the warriors and what warriors symbolize like strength and confidence. So when the kids perform the warrior pose they imagine themselves as warriors who exhibit characteristics like being strong and confident.

The practice of yoga as we all know involves stretching and making the body form in a variety of poses while controlling a slow and controlled breathing. Your kids will feel an energized body and at the same time they will feel very relaxed. The yoga deals with the variety of poses and movements of the body with regards to the stimulation of brain and tissues, it is like a workout or physical exercise. Yoga can also gives mental strength to your kid as it's the most important thing nowadays.

Some of the benefits of yoga for kids includes the increase of self esteem and ability to relax, decreases anxiety, promotes focus, attention and concentration, advances trust, teamwork, compassion and leadership, improves digestion and decreases gas pains and releases stress. Yoga also strengthens your kid's immune system and improves flexibility and strength.

Kids learn the art of team spirit and trust when they learn yoga with other kids. Most kids are unable to keep their eyes closed and focus on their poses. To help them to be focused, let them to visualize. They can also be taught deep breathing and through listening to music. Ask them to think of their favorite place at home or imagine themselves floating in air or playing at the beach or any activity they like.

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