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Yoga poses that benefit children

Yoga poses that benefit children

Yoga poses help children deal with stress. They promote physical and mental wellbeing and keep children active. Children can start with simple yoga poses.

Here are some yoga asanas or poses that benefit children:

  • Sukhasana or Easy Pose is easy to do. Children can start with this asana. It helps remove stress and anxiety. It is beneficial for the back, hips, and thighs. Children who have tight hips may find it difficult to sit flat. They can keep a pillow under the hips.
  • Baddha Konasana or Butterfly Pose helps stretch knees, thighs, and hips. It regulates bowel movements and eases menstrual pain. Children who are suffering a knee injury can use a pillow or blanket to prevent pain.
  • Savasana or Corpse Pose is simple but needs the patience to lie on the ground without doing anything. This relaxing pose relieves tension and anxiety. It improves concentration and memory. It relaxes the whole body.
  • Vrikshasana or Tree Pose improves concentration and balance. It strengthens thigh muscles and calves. Parents may encourage children to balance with the support of a wall.
  • Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose helps strengthen the spine and stimulate abdominal organs. It stretches the chest, abdomen, shoulders, and buttocks. It also helps manage stress.
  • Marjaryasana or Cat Pose helps stretch the neck, spine, torso, stomach, and intestine. Provide support to your children till they can balance on their own.
  • Mandukasana or Frog Pose relieves back pains. It stretches the spine, thighs, and hips. Keep a pillow under the knees or elbows to provide support.
  • Utkatasana or Chair Pose strengthens lower muscles and tones the shoulders, spine, hips. It also improves heart functioning and the digestive system. Children experiencing insomnia or headaches are not recommended to do this asana.
  • Virasana or Hero Pose improves blood circulation, posture and digestion. It stretches the spines and shoulders.

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