Practice yoga with your little ones!

Have you ever thought of taking your child to yoga classes with you?

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Being a kid is never easy, facing a lot of stress and peer pressure at school on a daily basis, children need to relax. We've heard a lot about yoga being a great way to calm and focus for adults, but actually it seems to have even more benefits for kids!

Several studies have revealed yoga can improve both physical and mental health. The researchers report not only yoga improves physiological capacities, such as aerobics, endurance and strength, but it can positively influence self-esteem, academic skills and behavior in school, as well as reduce stress and anxiety in kids.

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Also, the study has shown the number of children doing yoga has increased.

It is also believed yoga can be especially helpful for the little ones with autism or ADHD, as during a research the kids who practiced yoga everyday showed less agressive behavior, hyperactivity and social withdrawal than those who didn't practice it.

Moreover, children themselves claimed yoga help them to focus better on the studies and to pay attention longer.

Most importantly yoga can help to boost confidence and self-esteem. The psychology behind this is that because yoga teachers don't guide kids too much, practicing and finally mastering a pose without any pressure improves the little ones' confidence and self-esteem.

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Meditation can also be a very good source of zen and stress-relief, which helps building empathy and happiness, as well as improving concentration and self-esteem.

Yoga and meditation both can be easily practiced at home by the little ones and their parents, as well as there exist plenty of classes for the whole family. Doing yoga by the parents and their children can be a super fun activity helping to strengthen your family ties!


Take a look at some cool Instagram accounts dedicated to family yoga:


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And lastly, the coolest yogi, Meddy the teddy bear!

Whether at school, at home, or elsewhere, to regain focus, cope with stress, or boost self-confidence, yoga is definitely something to try!