Performing yoga with children is very beneficial as it helps them know their body and learn strategies to regulate it through breathing, movement, and being present.
One of the concerns that parents often mention is engaging their children with this type of activity.
The most important thing is always to start with something interesting for the child. You can generate a yoga or relaxation activity based on a theme that the child likes.
Here I bring you some help, providing some online resources that can be useful to enable a space of calm and help the child to feel more relaxed.
Below are yoga classes and exercises inspired by themes that are usually very attractive to children. Choose the ones you think they might like most and try them out!
SEA ANIMALS YOGA POSITIONS
The child can learn different movements by imitating his favorite sea animals through this video. By practicing these positions, their body becomes stronger, their mind becomes more focused and their thoughts become quieter.
YOGA ON THE FARM
Cosmic Kids Yoga offers a lot of fun and engaging yoga videos for kids. Jaime teaches yoga to the children while telling them funny and fascinating stories, singing songs, and inviting them to move their whole bodies.
This particular video is based on a theme that children usually like very much, especially the youngest ones, the farm animals.
She keeps children entertained through different activities while they learn and strengthen their bodies and minds.
Dance for the sun
With this beautiful song, children learn the different movements of the "Sun Salutation" sequence. The child moves and stretches his whole body, and it can be a lot of fun once they learn it.
The sun salutation is an excellent way to introduce children to yoga as it is a short, simple, and fun activity.
Here you have another video about this sequence if you want to spend more time on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIGRZS-YMWo.
DINOSAURS YOGA CLASS:
Another fun way to do yoga exercises is related to the dinosaurs theme. Here I share a video of a hilarious adventure that leads us to find Tiny, a young T-rex, who learns about looking after his teeth! The child gets into the story through different movements, including his body, breathing, and being present in that moment and experience.
ABC Yoga for kids
In this last video, the child imitates different movements while learning the letters and the alphabet. Knowing the letters is a fundamental knowledge in children's education, and through this video, they can learn it in a creative and fun way.
You provide an appropriate atmosphere to promote relaxation and learning and invite them to seek their emotional and physical well-being through all these activities. Also, try our 5 breathing and relaxation techniques for kids to keep promoting emotional well-being, or try one of our sensory bottles for a perfect calming and sensory combo!
Try them out and tell me in the comments how they did!