Why yoga is essential for kids

Jyoti Singh
14 days ago
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Yoga Asanas for Kids


Yoga as an exercise is a physical activity of 'asanas' and 'pranayam', surmounting to relaxation and discipline. Having gained revival in recent times, yoga is an economical tool for harboring fitness and focus in the young minds of children. Kids of this generation are hardly focused. They are mainly indulged with massive pressure of studies or are either involved in gadgets giving very little space for mental awareness and time for physical enrichment. Adding to this, bad eating habits and pollution further degrades the mental score. Yoga is beneficial for parents that could be easily incorporated in the routine of their child to ensure a healthy lifestyle for them.

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Yoga has proved to be a calming mantra for children.
  • It helps in building a positive consciousness for their body and self-control.
  • Control and simulation of breathing, not only and enhances their focus but also energizes their body, thereby improving the core strength and immunity of their body.
  • Yoga has got a disciplinary factor.

Also Read | Stress Management and its effect on health

Some effective yoga poses for children are:

  • Adho Mukhasvasana – The Dog Pose
  • Baddha Konasana – The Butterfly Pose
  • Vrikshasana – Tree Pose
  • Setu Bandhasana- The Bridge Pose
  • Pranayama – Breathing exercises
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