Your child might not be old enough to correctly pronounce “Namaste,” but she’s probably old enough to enjoy the benefits of practicing yoga. Today yoga is no longer just for adults. In fact, it has become all the rage among kids as young as preschoolers. Here are just some reasons why yoga is awesome for preschoolers:
Strengthens Growing Body
Children are born with an innate flexibility. Yoga taps into their flexibility, while increasing a child’s strength as their muscles grow.
Kid’s yoga differs slightly. Some poses are fast-paced, while others are slow. This teaches children self-control, while enhancing their focus and awareness.
Yoga poses vary from balancing, strengthening and twisting. All of these simultaneously teach kids about their body and how it moves.
Child yoga often focuses on themes that transport a child to a tropical paradise like a “Hawaiian Vacation” and “African Jungle.” Children are having fun, while expressing their creative side and learning about different cultures.
This information was provided by Ashley Spicer, creator of FLYAROO Fitness.