How to Do Yoga With Your Kids — and Why You Should

Why yoga is good for your kids

Introducing yoga to your children helps establish healthy habits at an early age.

Yoga can enhance your child’s strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce your child’s anxiety and stress and promote a sense of calmness.

If they continue yoga as they grow older, your children will continue to reap the benefits, including improved:

  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Self-esteem
  • Academic performance

How yoga helps your family connect

Sharing a yoga class with your child can also help deepen your connection with your children. You’re connecting movement with each breath you take, connecting with your inner self, and connecting with others — in this case, with your child.

There are two varieties of kid-friendly yoga poses you can try at home. The first promotes stillness and grounding. Here are a few examples:


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