Includes fun work-out, props & focusing. Also driving, mountain climbing, frog jumping & stretching
First of all the word “yoga” means “union” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. Especially relevant – yoga is the “union” or coming together of mind (thoughts and feelings) and physical body. Many people feel an overall sense of well-being when they practice yoga.
Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Yoga for Kids enhances their flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.
THE JOURNEY OF ONE THOUSAND LEAGUES
BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP AND THE FIRST STEP
IS A TRAINING VIDEO
Useful Yoga for Kids site
Here is useful advice from: http://www.yogajournal.com/article/kids-balance/yoga-for-kids/
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents. They experience school pressures, incessant lessons, video games and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy. This is usually not for the better.
Help counter these pressures with Yoga for Kids. When children learn techniques for relaxation they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children.
Yoga for Kids
Enhances children’s flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.
When yogis developed the asanas many thousands of years ago, they still lived close to the natural world. They used animals and plants for inspiration. Yogis were influenced by the sting of a scorpion, the grace of a swan, the grounded stature of a tree. When children imitate the movements and sounds of nature, they can imagine taking on its qualities. When they assume the pose of the lion (Simhasana) for example, they experience the power and behavior of the lion. This adds to their own sense of power: when to be aggressive, when to retreat.