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7 BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR YOUNG KIDS

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Yoga has been scientifically proven to contribute to the overall physical and mental growth of people of all ages. Considering how every parent wants their child to grow up with healthy habits, yoga is a popular option to help them do the same. There are different yoga postures for kids that can be practiced regularly, starting with the extremely easy ones like Bhujangasana, Balasana, Naukasana, Vrikshasana and more.

While many kids are unable to go out and play, due to the pandemic or otherwise, yoga is a good way to help them exercise indoors. Performing yoga postures as a part of their daily routine is very helpful for many reasons. So, here are the 7 benefits of introducing yoga for young kids:

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Weight fluctuations are a very common occurrence throughout different points of one’s life. So, it is important to develop habits that help us maintain them from a young age. Yoga postures help the digestive system to function properly, which relieves many gastrointestinal issues. Yoga is also known to boost metabolism thereby assisting in weight management.

BETTER COGNITIVE SKILLS

As yoga mainly consists of breath control practices with physical exercises, it increases the supply of oxygen and oxygenated blood to the brain. This has been linked with better cognitive functions in terms of rational thinking skills, better memory and heightened concentration abilities.

BOOSTS ENERGY LEVELS

Childhood is a time of constant exertion as kids hardly ever seem to sit still. Yoga increases the heart rate, thereby boosting their energy levels. It also unblocks unspent energy in the body and releases it. It also helps their body workout and feel refreshed.

REDUCES STRESS

During their growing years, children face a lot of stress factors like studies, peer pressure, etc., so, emotional regulation skills need to be taught to them from a young age. Yoga controls the production of the stress hormone called cortisol, which in turn helps kids regulate negative feelings like anger, frustration, stress, etc. This also helps prepare them to tackle challenges as they grow.

INCREASES MUSCLE STRENGTH

Yoga postures for kids involve a series of complex physical poses that engage all the muscles in their body. It puts them under the required amount of pressure to get stronger while also increasing their strength and endurance.

IMPROVES SELF ESTEEM

Low self-esteem or a negative self-image is the root cause of many problems in life. So, it is all the more important to teach kids techniques that help them understand and feel better about themselves. As yoga allows the mind to relax, it makes it easier to recognize negative thoughts and eliminate them. Research has also shown that kids who practice yoga have better self-esteem.

STRENGTHENS INTRAPERSONAL CONNECTION

Kids tend to lead a busy life with their academics and extracurricular activities. Yoga helps them take time out from their busy schedules and spend it in their own company. It strengthens their mind-body connection, putting them in better touch with their thoughts.

These benefits of yoga postures for young kids will have a positive impact on their future, so, getting them to practice yoga is one of the best things you could do for your children. You can start with subscribing to the cult.fit yoga postures for kids pack! It has been curated under professional guidance and sorted with age-appropriate yoga asanas for your convenience. 

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33 Comments

  1. Yoga is a boon whether it is for kids or adults. Yoga and meditation being introduced at an early age had great benefits as you explained and plus they have a better chance of continuing it in later life.

  2. Akanksha Singh says:

    This reminded me how my parents used to practice yoga regularly with all of us kids during our childhood. I am also trying to get my child start interest in yoga.. Because I practiced since childhood I know how positively it impacts to your lifestyle.

  3. Suhasini I.P. says:

    Yoga is really beneficial to everyone. And inculcating good habits like Yoga to kids is highly recommended.

  4. My daughter loves Yoga or any physical activity. Never knew these benefits of Yoga. I will encourage my kids to practice yoga regularly and check out cult.fit.

  5. Yoga has many benefits for kids. If started at an early age it will stay with them even when they grow up and hence their mind and body will stay healthy and agile. Specially today during the pandemic times yoga is the best option for kids for a healthy body and mind.

  6. Speaking from experience, I can definitely say yoga is very beneficial for kids. I started doing yoga at a very young age. Earlier it was more about copying mom and later when I started to see the benefits too. A great way to increase muscle strength.

  7. While western world has picked up the concept of Yoga, it’s only partial. More people need to understand the holistic approach yoga tends to take to create a better version of you. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Shreemayee Chattoppadhyay says:

    Nice post. I’ve been doing yoga for years and always encourage people to do. Yes, it’s not only good for physical health but also effective for mental well-being. I always encourage mothers to introduce their kids to yoga sessions.

  9. Yoga is one thing that I have been wanting to do but haven’t been very successful in starting properly. Instilling this in kids will ensure that it helps them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they grow older as well.

  10. I have been doing yoga for years and my kids joined me too when they were small. I knew there were benefits. But did not know about self-esteem and all.

  11. Mehul Kaku says:

    True. Yoga is a boon. It is best to inculcate this habit from childhood. They will learn while enjoying. Amazing post this has been. Thanks for listing down advantages of Yoga.

  12. Have been a fan of Yoga for a long time now and I agree with all the points in your posts. Both my kids have been practicing Yoga since they were little kids and it has helped them tremendously. Fantastic post!! Keep writing!

  13. I’ve come across your post at the right time. A neighbour conducts classes for kids and I was wondering if 5 years is too early to join.

  14. Priyanka Nair says:

    Yoga has many other benefits besides weight management and I am glad you spoke about intrapersonal skills and stress reduction through Yoga. Ishaanvi practises Surya-namaskar with me and I believe Yoga is the best gift we can give to our kids. I will check out cult.fit. Thank you, Cindy!

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