Yoga can be a fantastic family activity, a wonderful thing to do for playtime and a good example of the importance of exercise to your children.
- Build developing strength and natural flexibility to minimize injury
- Improve body awareness and coordination
- Experience the joy of movement free from competition
- Improve breathing safely
- Instill a healthy well-developed self-esteem
- Cultivate mental concentration and attention
- Reduce stress and learn problem-solving skills
- Encourages feeling good as chemistry of the brain is balanced
- Encourage creative expression and imagination
- Enhance body image and self-acceptance
Ever since we have started to do Yoga as a family and I have practiced Yoga on my own I have noticed quite a huge difference in the tone of our home and are coping skills with stress. Be sure to give it a try!
Single Mama says
Would you or your readers please recommend some good dvds for yoga with toddlers? I’m in a small town, and no matter how much I plead, neither of the two yoga instructors will offer a family/ mommy & me class. I’ve looked at the offerings on Amazon, but the reviews are so mixed that I’m reluctant to shell out cash for something that may not be good. Our public library doesn’t hold any yoga dvds, either 🙁
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
We have really loved the YogaKids series. It says for ages 3-6, but at least it would be a starting point, and a lot of it would be fine for toddlers, too.
I love Wai Lana’s Little Yogis Line, my family and my friends play with kids using her activity books, games, cards and craft. Nap-time music and yoga dvd’s for little yogis are the best quality and serve many years. I am a mother of a vegetarian, 5 year old boy, who started playtime yoga when he was 1. He loves Wai Lana’s stuff, singing her songs and we see our friends’ kids like it a lot and have so much fun learning about animals, trees and playing together, Great tools for camps, plane/car trips, playdates. It is affordable too. Lots to choose from at http://www.playtimeyoga.com. Mom of a little yogi, yoga teacher.