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Tips on Teaching Kids Yoga?

Teaching kids yoga is not difficult, even for newbies. There are many yoga poses for beginners that kids can master. Research local kids yoga classes to find a teacher who specializes in working with children.

Physical Benefits
In addition to balance, mobility and flexibility, yoga poses for kids promote strength training as children have to engage their muscles while doing isometric contractions (a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction) and controlled breathing.

A Kids Yoga Toy
Amy Teddy is a fun way to teach yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. He is a role model and cOMpassionate buddy for young ones, helping them lead healthier, more mindful lives. Amy has an internal frame allowing him to bend into lots of yoga positions.

Asanas are practiced to promote strength training and flexibility through stretching. Each of the yoga positions has a specific health benefit.

Today’s youth is also fighting kids health and other issues that were not common decades ago, such as high obesity rates, anxiety, isolation, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, etc. The statistics are frightening; one in three children and teenagers are obese, a problem that leads to “high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels... low self-esteem, negative body image and depression,” according to the American Heart Association. One in eight children are anxious; in fact, NBC News reported that teenagers are more stressed out than adults, with reported stress levels being 5.8 on a scale of 1-10, while adults reported a score of 5.1.”

“Twenty-one percent of high school seniors say they get high, and 41 percent of the same group report drinking alcohol.” Many of these problems cause children to become angry and violent; according to the School Associated Violent Death Study, between 14 and 34 school-age children are victims of homicide on school grounds on their way to and from school—each and every year,” cites the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Many parents want to raise carefree and healthy kids, but simply don’t know how. Below, we will provide tips to improve kids health, both mental and physical.


  Kids don’t often like to be told what to do, but they do love to emulate what their parents are doing. Set up family yoga time where you practice yoga poses outside (weather permitting) or inside as a whole family. Be mindful of what poses are appropriate and safe for kids, depending on their age group.  



What is Meditation for Children?
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by people all over the world. Records seem to indicate that it started with Hindus living in India, and spread from country to country as different cultures and religions incorporated it as part of their rituals.

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