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Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Updated on January 9, 2009

Yoga for kids and children

Kids can benefit tremendously from many easy to follow and practice Yoga poses. Yoga has great benefits for growing children and it is a lots of fun. At yoga classes for kids, children learn to stretch, breathe deeply, relax and concentrate and they teach children's yoga for peace, health, literacy and FUN. Yoga develops correct posture, body awareness and self-confidence and helps children to become more calm.

Yoga for kids
Yoga for kids

Yoga for kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. Yoga is a powerful technique for children to begin moving their bodies in ways that feel good and help them look good. Even if your child is of normal weight, yoga can help her become stronger, gain endurance and flexibility.

Kids might learn how yoga breathing exercises can help them calm down when they are angry at playmate. Preteens might learn how yoga can help them relax before an exam, while older teens might discuss how the skills learned in a yoga class can improve their performance in competitive athletics.

You can introduce your kids to yoga by enrolling them into a class. Yoga for children is a great way to encourage a healthy lifestyle as they grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before joining yoga exercise.

The practice of yoga involves stretching the body and forming different poses, while keeping breathing slow and controlled. The body becomes relaxed and energized at the same time. There are various styles of yoga, some moving through the poses more quickly, almost like an aerobic workout, and other styles relaxing deeply into each pose.

Kids yoga class
Kids yoga class

Benefits of yoga for kids

  • Yoga helps improve strength and flexibility.
  • Yoga increases concentration, focus, and attention.
  • Kid’s yoga increases self-esteem.
  • Yoga decreases anxiety and increases ability to relax
  • Yoga increased trust, compassion, teamwork and leadership skills of your beloved children
  • Yoga improved digestion and ease in gas pains for children
  • Yoga helps to release stress and breathe well
  • Yoga strengthens the immune system of kids

Parent benefits of yoga

  • Yoga improves parent and child bonding
  • Better sleep for mom
  • Yoga reduces stress for both parents and kids
  • Yoga builds parental confidence
  • Yoga helps to calm your baby. Yes, there are yoga for babies and toddlers as well.


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      JessyWilliam012 6 years ago

      Yoga indeed has become a popular, mainstream alternative for exercise and fitness. Yoga for kids is best begun around the age of seven, however, kids-being-kids, they of course will emulate what they see you doing, so as long as you know they are not in harm's way, it's okay to let them dabble a bit into Yoga.

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      Jen 7 years ago

      I have been attending to yoga with my entire family for many months now

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      yoga business 7 years ago

      Yoga is fantastic for kids and they are such a joy to teach.

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      Triplet Mom 9 years ago from West Coast

      Blessedmom, thanks for sharing this information. My kids are in Karate and one of their instructors is also a yoga instructor. She incorporates the yoga in their warm ups and you can actually see the benefits. Thank you again.