The art of practicing yoga helps the individual in controlling the mind, body and soul of the person. It is a way of living which aims toward a healthy mind in a healthy body. It is essential to start a yoga practice for children when they are active. There are various types of kids yoga poses, and the early the body becomes accustomed to these poses, the better.
For the children, yoga is very different from what it is for the adults. Hence, the kids yoga poses will help them recognize other emotions like stress, depression, anxiety and decision-making in a unique way.
There are many amazing yoga poses for kids, and some may benefit the child more than others depending upon the needs of the individual. Following are the best ten yoga poses for the kids under five-
- Easy sitting pose (Sukhasana)
This pose is one of the most accessible poses to do for a child. This pose involves sitting up straight with the legs crossed. Many kids know this pose as the ‘’criss cross applesauce.’’ The kid should sit on the ground with the back nice and tall and cross the legs. It can be held for multiple breaths.
- Child’s pose (Balasana)
This pose involves sitting back on the heels and folding forward. The child should bring the arms out in front of the body and rest the forehead on the ground. This pose increases the flexibility of the child.
- Half-lotus pose (Ardha Padmasana)
This pose is a more accessible version of the lotus pose. The half-lotus pose should be done on both sides of the body for getting identical results. It increases creativity and strengthens awareness.
- Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
This pose is amusing, and it includes laying on the belly. The kid should bring the hands flat to the ground and straighten them just enough to lift the chest.
- Wide-angle seated forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)
The child should sit on the ground with the legs out to the sides, and the feet flexed. This pose improves digestion to a great extent.
- Seated forward fold (Paschimottanasana)
In this pose, the child should bring the legs out in front of the body and flex the feet by bringing the arms up. The child should hold his breath for some time. This pose decreases the frequency of belly aches and reduces fatigue.
- Butterfly pose (Baddha Konasana)
The child should sit on the ground with the feet together and knees out. He should also flap his legs like butterflies while breathing deeply.
- Tree pose (Vrksasana)
This is the pose that is the favourite of many children. This pose has many types of variations.
- Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1)
The kid should step into a high lunge, bend the front leg at a 90-degree angle, and bring the back foot flat to the ground at a 45-degree angle.
- Corpse pose (Savasana)
It is the pose that involves lying flat on the ground with the arms by the sides and legs straight out in front of the body.
At Cult-Fit, every session is about half an hour, where the child engages in full-body movements.