Yoga is not only a great way to get much-needed exercise, but it’s also a spiritual practice that many swear by its benefits. With these concepts in mind, you can see how a parent would want to get their children into such an activity. Exercise is vital for children that are growing and developing, and yoga provides that for them with very minimal risk of injury. Here are some ways you can try to get your kids into yoga:
1. Yoga Mat
All parents can attest to how excited children get when they receive gifts and presents. A yoga mat is the perfect gift to give your child due to its relatively cheap cost, and the potential to turn into a great hobby for them. With their own mat, children will be a lot more likely to practice yoga with you at home or at a school when given the opportunity. If they’re able to develop this into a habit, your kid will be addicted to yoga before you know it!
2. Free Trial
Many yoga schools understand the unique nature of their practice, and thus allow people to “try before they buy.” Due to this, you can stop into your local yoga school and ask them for a one-day free trial to allow your child a chance to get acquainted with it. With no money or contracts involved, both you and your child will have the freedom to try yoga for the first time without any pressure.
3. Practice at Home
Many children have anxiety about performing various activities in public, and this especially holds true if they’re trying something new. Rather than bringing your child into a yoga studio to try it for the first time in front of many others, bring the studio to your own house. Practicing at home also allow you to have a one-on-one learning session where you can help your child hone their skills.
4. Everyday Activity
Rather than setting up a formal yoga session to encourage your child to begin practicing, try to work small aspects of yoga into their everyday activities. Much of yoga involves controlling your breathing, which can be taught and practiced at almost any point during the day. They’ll be learning yoga without even realizing it!
5. Monkey See
“Monkey see, monkey do” can apply for yoga too! If you’re trying to get your child to practice yoga more, having them see you doing it every day will go a long way. Your little one will undoubtedly want to join in with you every once in a while, and in doing so they may find out how much they enjoy it!
Written by Cindy Perry, Inventor of the pello, Luxe Floor Pillows
Cindy, a Texas girl, put herself through college working at a children’s library and sewing at night. When she met her husband and had her two boys, she decided to stay home to care for them while designing window treatments and bedding.
When Cindy’s first son was learning to sit up, he would always fall through the pillows she set around him, hit his head, and cry. Besides, setting her child down on the hardwood floors on just a blanket always seemed so cold. Using her years of sewing and design skills, Cindy took inspiration from a woman in her breastfeeding class and got to work. With some scrap fabric and a few tweaks, pello was born! pello is a luxe floor pillow that helps children feel safe, warm and protected.
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