Yoga Can Help Kids Manage Emotions

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5 MOVES THAT WILL KEEP YOUR KIDS CALM

If you are like most parents and do not have a plan for your kids for the rest of summer then these five moves might be just what you need to give you a little piece of mind.

From encouraging their emotions to adding a little more physical activity to their day, these moves are not only fun but will get everyone involved and feeling refreshed when it is all over.

And the best part about it is that these moves have been tested and approved by science.

SO check out this article, try it out with your kids and be sure to comment and let us know how this has worked for you.

Brain research shows us that movement and breath help to alleviate stress and anxiety. Our bodies are designed to move—just think about how many miles a day the cave people used to run every day. Modern people lead mostly sedentary lives, and we almost have to relearn how to use movement to lead happy and healthy lives.

As your child goes through the flow of these five yoga poses, he can pretend to be a surfer, tree, skier, dog, and owl. If he’s interested, he could also state the corresponding “I am…” statements. Once he is comfortable with the yoga-pose sequence, he can take a deep breath in and a deep breath out during each pose, to further help to calm his body and mind.

So let’s look at the Move to Calm strategy. Depending on the age and needs of your child, you might practice only one yoga pose (like Child’s Pose) and count down from five while in that pose. But let’s say your child is ready to choose five yoga poses. She could make up her own sequence by looking at our Yoga Poses for Kids page for inspiration or by following this yoga flow sequence.

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