Mindful Parenting: Yoga with kids

I started yoga more than 10 years ago just because it was trendy and everyone was talking about. But after I gave a birth to my son, yoga has became my lifestyle and part of my parenting. Yoga helped me so much with my depression and now it’s my favorite activity with my son.

Doing yoga with kids is not just fun. It reconnects you with our natural childhood senses. You will notice the wonderful ways your legs, feet and hands move even when falling. Sometimes we notice that we’re taking ourselves too seriously or laughing rather than judging when we fall out of a pose can help us let go of some the limitations we’ve created for ourselves. There are of course some benefits for kids too. Yoga enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.

Yoga helps kids to:

  • Develop body awareness
  • Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
  • Build concentration
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image
  • Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
  • Have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices

We can create more magic, inspirations, happiness, love, joy and laughter both on and off the mat.

ヨガを始めたのは10年以上も前のこと。初めは流行っていたから、話題になっていたからと言う理由で始めました。しかし、出産をし体力的にもメンタル的にも弱っていた私を元気にしてくれたのがヨガ。初めは体力作りのつもりで息子の前でし始めましたがヨガをしている私を見ながら息子も一緒に真似をし始め今では親子で楽しめるアクティビティーの一つになり子育ての一環にさえなりました。

子供とヨガをするのは楽しいだけではなく身体にも心にもメリットがあることを知っていますか?

身体の柔軟性を高め強く怪我しにくい身体にする

内臓を強化する

痩せやすい身体にする

免疫力アップ

などの効果があると言われています。

子供と一緒にヨガを楽しみながら体力的にも精神的にも鍛えて健康な家族になれるといいなと、思いながら日々を過ごしています。

2 thoughts on “Mindful Parenting: Yoga with kids

  1. Cute pictures. I agree that our asanas can help us not take ourselves so seriously, especially when we fall out of them. They teach us a lot about how to work with our bodies and our attitudes about our bodies, helping us get deeper into the flow of our sequence.

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