It helps in promoting balance, flexibility, coordination, and strength. With the help of yoga, a number of children have become calm, and it has helped in creativity and imagination as well.
Some of the yoga poses for kids included here are standing while others are sitting poses. These yoga poses are all basic in nature. The beauty of these poses is that they can also be done by people of any age.
Slowly start bending down at the waist, till the hands reach the ground or are close to the ground. Now, lean your body back slightly, so as to resemble an upside-down V. You will need to hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds, before you release the pose.
Stick out the tongue as much as you can and breathe out with force, at the same time make a roaring sound. It is recommended to do this yoga exercise several times a day.
To do this yoga pose, sit on all fours. Arch up the back completely, similar to the way a cat does when it is angry. So that the kids have fun, a hissing sound can also be introduced. Slowly, let your back fall into a sway and then arch it up again.
This is a great balancing posture. With this, you will be able to see how long you can stand without wobbling. Stand straight and find a point for you to gaze on. This will help you to focus. Exhale and place the right leg either on the left thigh or left leg calf muscles. Slowly, raise up your hands to do a 'namaskar'. Hold the position as long as you can.
Stand straight and spread the legs and arms to the sides. Exhale and slowly start sliding the right hand down the right leg keeping the left hand overhead.
Slowly come up after holding the pose for about 15 seconds. Repeat the same on the other side. It is important to keep the back straight, and shoulders, hips, and knees well aligned.
All these yoga poses are of great help for hyperactive and attention-seeking kids. They help children in directing their energy and impulses in a positive way and in the right direction.
Treating rigidity through yoga is a practice that has been implemented since ancient times, and has proved to be very beneficial as well. The tree pose and the modified triangle pose help children calm down, and also infuse confidence and balance in them.