Yoga for kids is a unique way to calm, entertain, exercise, and connect with your kids. These days it can be difficult to find common ground with kids, especially as they get older – they’re growing up faster, regardless of your pace. Today there’s so many different stimuli pouring into a kid’s head that we don’t always know how to approach them. You can never be sure what is grabbing their attention or interest at any given moment, and depending on the kid, sometimes it can be treacherous to cause any friction with their attention span. My kids are here, there, back here and then over there again before I can finish a sentence. I’ve been looking for ways to settle them down while also keeping them occupied – but I’d personally rather not send them to daycare. I have the time for them now, and I’m around, so I want to get as much time in as possible.
Enter yoga for kids
It might sound a little strange at first, but think about how many positive changes that yoga for kids could bring:
- Physical strength
- Mind-body connection
- Lower stress
- Mindfulness and well-being
- Connection to others
Personally, yoga has helped my kids relax before bedtime. However, it can be used at any time of the day to provide healthy exercise, mental relaxation and focus, and stress reduction. I like to think of my kids not as children, but as “pre-adults” – teaching them mindful practices like yoga will instill similar methods for self-improvement and well-being maintenance when they’re adults. There are plenty of places where you can go for group yoga for kids. Beyond your main goal of mindfulness and connection with your kids, these places are a great way to meet other parents. For me, the more friends the merrier!