- Yoga builds concentration. Certain yoga breathing exercises and meditation practices can promote relaxation, focus and decrease stress. By getting your kids to sit and fixate on deep breathing they’re also working on increasing their lung capacity, healthy hormones are released and children become more in tune with their bodies.
- Yoga is a healthy, non-competitive alternative to team sports. Some kids aren’t as athletically inclined or are too introverted to want to get involved in team sports. Yoga is a really good way to keep kids active without forcing them to do more conventional types of exercise.
- Yoga helps children become stronger, more flexible, and improve balance. Poses like sun salutation, and all different types of planks help strengthen muscles. Poses like downward-facing dog and child’s pose help promote flexibility. Poses like tree pose and lord of the dance pose improve balance.