3 of the Top Reasons to Teach Your Children Yoga

Yoga involves the intentional movement of different parts of the body to achieve overall health and wellness for the entire being. This means you can strengthen your mind, body, and soul through the practice of yoga. Who wouldn’t want to experience that kind of love? Here are the top three reasons to teach your children yoga. 

The history of yoga has origins in the sub-continent of India. There are cultural differences between different styles of yoga such as Bhakti, Tantra, and Ashtanga. But, for the most part, its underlying foundation remains relatively the same. 

1. Yoga Keeps Your Children Strong and Active 

The first thing most people associate yoga with is exercise. Yoga involves the movement of the body and it is as simple as that. The fundamentals of yoga involve strengthening the core. From there, all things grow. Having the ability to move from your core gives your spine a break from having to be your sole support system.

This, in turn, keeps the natural curvature of the spine intact in your children. Also, moving in and out of the yoga positions is a fun way to stay active. And, in today’s digital age, we love for our children to have as much freedom to move around as often as they’d like. 

2. Yoga Gives Your Children Some Mandatory Quiet Time

Silence is golden for so many reasons. Meditation is an important, yet sometimes overlooked aspect of yoga. However, even just sitting in silence for two to three minutes a day can calm anxiety and over activeness in children.

Sharing with your children the art of doing nothing teaches them that not every moment of our lives has to be consumed by action. Silence will teach your children the importance of self-reflection and allow them to feel more comfortable in their own uniqueness.

3. Yoga Offers a Unique Bonding Experience

Practicing yoga offers a safe space for the soul to grow and expand. It shows you who you truly are past the relationship roles you play. By stepping into this space with your children, you offer them a way to bond with you beyond just mom. You allow them to see your naked soul. And that, in itself, is a gift worth giving.

These are the three top reasons to teach your children yoga, but there are many more you’ll discover as you go. So start slowly and have some fun and laughs along the way to learning yoga with your kids. 

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