Yoga is not only beneficial to adults but to children as well. Introducing children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and lay the foundation for a fit future.
Yogajournal.com says children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination as well as body awareness. In addition to these benefits, they learn to relax and their levels of concentration improve.
According to an article titled 4 Tips for Teaching Yoga to Preschoolers by Jessica Walsh published in yogainternational.com in 2015, teaching yoga to children can be immensely rewarding. But, since one is not teaching adults, the content has to be different.
Some tips for teaching yoga to children include:
- Learning a lot of different kid-friendly yoga activities so you can switch to something different if the children get bored or restless.
- Being prepared to deal with the emotions of children. One moment they might be happy, the next grumpy.
- Having someone as a disciplinarian as a class full of children learning yoga can prove difficult.
- Listening to what the children want to do and make yoga a fun-filled activity for children.
One way to make yoga interesting to children is by incorporating storytelling, as it provides a framework for teaching yoga poses to children.
Teaching yoga to children can be extremely beneficial for both parties involved. To know more such tips for this, please flip through the pages of this ClipBook.
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