Have you heard about kids yoga, but feel unsure exactly what it's all about?
With the good stuff ranging from improved health and confidence to a better night's sleep, you'd be surprised just how much your child could benefit from kids yoga. If you've found yourself wondering what it's all about, here's a little introduction just for you, with six reasons to give kids yoga a try!
1. Kids Yoga Gets Children Moving
(even when it’s raining outside!)
We’ve all been stuck indoors with the kids when it’s too gloomy to go outside, but what if you had a guaranteed failsafe to use up indoor energy? Families and homeschoolers tell us time and time again how much kids yoga is a lifesaver on these rainy days, when getting active outside isn’t an option. All you need is a small space, a screen big or tiny and some imagination! With Cosmic Kids Yoga, we have both short and long yoga adventures to fit your child's needs and the amount of free time you have. There’s also our treasure trove of kids yoga playlists created for all moods and abilities, perfect to get moving whatever the weather!
This playlist has been especially made for kids just starting yoga...
2. Kids Yoga Promotes a Healthy Body, Without the Competition
For children that don’t find school sports hit the spot, yoga can be the perfect alternative. It’s completely inclusive and focuses on each child’s own personal achievements, rather than winning or losing. It can be practiced in school as a class regardless of ability, helping every child feel included. It can even give a boost of confidence to those who often shy away from sports, which is why it gets a big thumbs up from so many teachers!
3. Kids Yoga is Filled with Stories to Teach and Inspire
Yoga for kids gives a whole new spin on story time, as each yoga video brings a new adventure, with fun characters and familiar faces from film and books. Cosmic Kids Yoga stories teach children about anything from being kind to being brave and following your dreams. Every story helps children learn about themselves and the world around them.
4. Cosmic Kids Yoga Means Active Screen Time
Kids yoga helps to grow strength, build balance, coordination, confidence and so much more. With Cosmic Kids especially, all of this can be done during screen time. The best bit is that it can practiced at home in a living room, kitchen or anywhere you can take a screen! Cosmic Kids is a mixing pot of stories, movement and learning, making screen time so much more than simply watching.
5. Schools Around the World are Benefiting from Kids Yoga
We’d like to say it’s new, but actually, kids yoga is now being regularly practiced in schools all around the world. More and more teachers can see the benefits of introducing mindful activities in the classroom, from using yoga for brain breaks, to trying meditation. Just see what happened when this school replaced detention with yoga and mindfulness.
6. Kids Yoga is Fun!
Whilst there are so many benefits of kids yoga, above all, it’s fun! All children (and grown ups!) love stories, imagination and adventures. Kids yoga combines all these things with the benefits of yoga, making it above all, lots of fun.
Why not try going on an adventure with our latest yoga story, which takes us into the world of Alice in Wonderland!
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