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Yoga Poses for Kids

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 29, 2013
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Benefits 

  • Yoga for children, teaches children about their body in an extremely fun way! 
  • While the Shlokas are being played, asanas become a time of enjoyment for kids.
  • It is totally harmless for your child. It aids your tots to unwind, concentrate and focus.
  • It aids in building up endurance, steadiness levels and sense of balance. It strengthens the body muscles and promotes body vigour.
  • It also aids in boosting proper bowel movement, improves digestion and blood circulation.
  • It reinforces the physical power, stretching the spine. It leads in inculcating good posture habits for children which will be beneficial in your child’s adult life.
  • Performing various case specific postures helps in relieving gas and constipation.
  • It improves proper breathing habits via various pranayama postures. It leads to a sound, deep sleep.

 

Tada-Asana (Mountain-pose)

 

Method

  • Stand upright with your feet joined together.
  • Heels and toes are touching one another.
  • Arms must face downwards with the palms facing the thighs.
  • Stand totally erect with your shoulders drawn back.
  • Eyes looking straight ahead.

 

Advantages

  • It makes the back strong and straight.
  • It also helps in bringing attentiveness to the mind.

 

Vriksha-Asana (Trees-pose)

 

Method 

  • Stand comfortably in an upright position. Position yourself in Tada-asana.
  • Bend your right knee and gently place your right foot on the inner portion of your left upper thigh. Meanwhile, make sure that you are relaxing you hands on top of your hips.
  • Stretch your arms over head while joining your palms.
  • Now, return to Tada-asana and repeat the same pose on the other side.
  • Now keep your right leg straight by bending your left leg. Repeat this pose on the other side and now come back to your Tada-asana position.

Advantages

  • It helps in building up the muscle power for shoulders and legs.
  • It also aids in improving concentration levels and balance.  

 

Saral Padma-Asana (Lotus-pose)

 

Method

  • Position yourself in Dandasana that is; sit in a comfortably upright position with legs stretched out in front of you.
  • Keep your thighs, knees and big toes joint. Place your palms beside the hips with the fingers pointing forward.
  • Draw your shoulders back.
  • Bend your right knee and hold your right ankle and the right foot. Place it at the thigh joint.
  • Then bend your left knee and hold your left foot, place it at the joint of your right thigh.
  • Place the back side of your palms on your knees. Perform the Jnana Mudra by joining the tips of the thumbs with the index finger.
  • Make it as a point to sit in perfectly straight position.
  • Now come back to Danda-asana.
  • Repeat the pose by crossing your legs the other way.
  • First, bend the left knee and then go on to your right knee. This is called as Padma-asana position.

Advantages

  • It teaches you to sit in correct posture while keeping your back straight.
  • It rejuvenates the body and aids in making the mind attentive.
  • It aids in keeping the knee, hip and ankle joints strong and supple.  

 

Bhujanga-Asana (Snake-pose)

 

Method 

  • Lie on the floor mat on the stomach.
  • Join your legs while pointing your toes in an outward direction.
  • Place your palms directly in line with the shoulders while your fingers are well spread pointing in a forward direction.
  • Lift your trunk off the floor by straightening your arms.
  • The head is pointing backwards with the neck and throat well stretched.
  • Arch your spine as much as possible.

Advantages

 

It strengthens the muscles of the neck and spine. 

 

Urdhva Dhanurasana (The raised-bow)

 

Method

  • Lie on your spine. Bend your knees in and place the heels near your hips.
  • The feet should be eight inches apart and parallel to one another.
  • Place your palms underneath your shoulders. The fingers must point towards your feet.
  • Lift up your back and hips off the floor.
  • Curve your spine and rest the top of your head on the floor.
  • Now straighten your arms and walk towards your hands, bending your spine further.
  • To come out of the asana, bend your elbows.

Advantages

  • It helps in correcting your curved back and shoulders.
  • It also aids in boosting up respiration levels.
  • It combats lethargy and dullness, making you alert.
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