Are you searching for a new way to get your children to focus and relax? Why not try yoga? Kids these days are so plugged in and constantly on different digital devices, it’s no wonder many are struggling with stress and anxiety.
At Wimbledon Day Nursery Playschool in Wimbledon, we believe that doing simple yoga can greatly benefit children.
Yoga can help to improve concentration, relieve stress and anxiety, and boost energy levels while also building strength, flexibility, and coordination. At our Nursery Schools in Wimbledon, we like to incorporate easy yoga poses for kids into their daily activities so they can experience the benefits of yoga.
Here are seven simple and fun yoga poses for kids!
The Most Important Yoga Poses Are:
1. Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
The locust pose strengthens the back and energises the core. To do this pose, lie on your stomach with your arms by your sides, then lift the legs, chest, and off the ground. Hold this pose before releasing it back down to the ground.
2. Warrior I Pose (Virabhadrasana I)
If your child is feeling a bit lethargic the warrior pose is a great way to boost energy levels. Take a low forward lunge and raise their arms to the sky, looking upwards. Hold for a few breaths, and then lower the arms and stand straight.
3. Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
Sukhasana is one of the best cross-legged, seated yoga poses for children who need to relax. It can calm the body and mind.
4. Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Downward dog is one of the kid favourites because it’s easy and they love the name! Put your hands out in front of the feet just enough to form a “V” shape with your body to release tension while strengthening the body.
5. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
While lying on your stomach, place your hands on the ground next to your chest and lift it off the ground – then hold for a few breaths before releasing. This pose relieves stress and fatigue.
6. Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana)
Start in the tabletop pose, upon inhaling, arch the back and look upwards. Upon exhaling, round the back and tuck the chin to the chest to release tension in the neck and back.
7. Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
Tree pose requires concentration and balance to stand on one leg while the foot of the free leg is placed on the inner knee.
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