It’s no secret that yoga is a popular activity these days.
From gyms, to
studios, to schools, the practice is becoming all the more mainstream and taking
on new and varied forms. One of the wonderful things to come out of the yoga
craze is the accessibility for children. Teaching yoga to children opens the
door to a lifelong practice that nurtures healthy bodies, minds, and spirits.
That being said, if you’re thinking of practicing yoga with your youngster or
teaching a class to children, be prepared to shake things up a bit. While many
adults turn to yoga to find peace and release tension in their bodies, children
are motivated by one overarching factor: fun. To peak their interest and keep
them engaged, it’s important to present kids with fun and exciting poses. Once
engaged, we can begin to weave in breathing and meditation exercises so that
they can also reap the wonderful benefits that yoga has to offer.