- Yogasana for Children
- Gopalkrishnan, keralites.net
Give your child's mental and emotional health a boost with these yogasanas
As with everything else in life, starting young is the best route in fitness too. So if you want your child to be smart, alert and healthy, take him/her to a yoga session. Introducing kids to yoga can help them imbibe its benefits even better. Forget the complicated poses and explanations, these are few asanas a child can easily perform:
Better heightA childâ€™s height is determined to a large extent by his/her genes but yoga can help your kid become slightly taller. Try the following:
How it works:Since children tend to spend a lot of time on the PlayStation or the computer, they develop a tendency to slouch. Tadasaan helps counter this tendency by making the spinal cord stronger and more flexible which improves posture and remove stiffness which is common after long hours of sitting (tuitions, school etc).
To Stay focussedKids get easily distracted during lectures. The following asana will help your child concentrate better.
How it works:You are required to concentrate your entire attention at a spot in front of you. This calls for a great amount of focus from a child. Also, regular practice helps you hold the final pose longer and thereby improve concentration. Thereafter, the same focus can be easily applied to academics.
Better immunityWith new viruses doing the rounds, your child needs to build a strong immunity. Follow this asana:
How it works:Immunity refers to the correct composition of the blood, wherein there is enough hemoglobin to keep you healthy, and enough white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria or virus. This can be achieved by supplying blood with ample quantity of oxygen. That is exactly what happens during Anulom-Vilom.
For confidenceWork this asana into your child's schedule to ensure (s)he grows into a self-assured adult.
How they work:This asana is slightly tough but strengthens and stretches the thighs and hands. By practising this asana, the child pushes himself/herself physically. Mastering this asana itself acts as a confidence-booster which then automatically applies in tasks too.
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