Kids are regarded as the angels on earth. They are so innocent, cute and mesmerizing which even turns a sad face to the smiley one. The age between 2-10 regarded as the perfect age to teach anything. In this very period, a child grasps everything which they see around. In the present era, afflictions and diseases are getting powerful day by day. Kids lacks well-grown immunity so are much expected to get diseases. So, what should be done now. Lets take the grace of Yoga! There are special exercises which are meant for kids only.
What is Yogasanas?
The word Yogasana is made from two Hindi words; Yoga means exercise and Asana means Pose. It is a kind of traditional exercises which has been performed since from 5000 years ago. It has been proven that yogasana done in correct way, timing and condition can be very helpful to cure even dreadful diseases too. Many perform yoga to stay fit whereas some opt this to cure diseases. Here, we will be talking about yogasanas for kids. If you start your kids the little doses of yoga in their tender ages; then it is sure that they will have a healthy as well as a bright future.
5 Yogasanas for kids:-
Don’t need to panic, asanas for kids are quite easier and less time taking even. Most of them are similar to those of adults; but the criteria and time will differ. So, lets proceed to the Yogasanas for kids-
Bhujangasana also called ‘cobra pose’ is one of the best yoga poses for kids. It opens their body system and hence helps them to march towards a healthy life. Now, lets see how to perform this-
How to do Bhujangasana?
- Lie down on a yoga mat from abdominal area with heels flat.
- Now, place your hands/palms on ground and uplift your abdomen so that your forehead gets straight.
- While raising, inhale and stay in the position for few minutes as per the capability.
- While going down exhale.
- Repeat for 2-3 times.
Balasana also called ‘child pose’ is made from two words ‘Bal’ which means kid and ‘asana’ meaning pose. In this the body gets into the shape of a new-born baby or matured foetus in womb. It makes the body flexible and the mscles of thghs, legs and hands gets toned up. Now, lets see how to do this yogasana
- Kneel on the floor; sit on your heels and touch the big toes.
- Separate your knees as wide as you can.
- Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs.
- Lay your hands on the flood alongside your torso. Release the fronts of your shoulders towards the floor.
- It is the resting pose. Stay in the pose for 1-3 minutes.
3. Happy-baby pose:-
Happy-baby pose also called Ananda balasana. In this, your body gets into the pose of a happy baby with hands and legs upwards. You must have observed, when a toddler or infant gets happy; they raises their legs and hands upwards in excitement. Surprisingly, it comes under the yogasana itself. so lets know how to do this-
- Exhale and lie down on your back.
- Bend your knees into your belly.
- Open your knees slightly wider than your torso, then bring them up toward your armpits.
- position your each ankle over the knees; flex through the heels.
- Gently push your feet up into your hands and pull your hands down.
4. Tree pose-
Tree pose is also called Vrikshasana as in Hindi tree is called ‘Vriksha‘. It is one of the easiest pose and is quite comfortable to performs. Talking about kids then; they can easy go with this. In beginning, there can be loose of balance but regular practice will help. Now, lets talk how to perform this very asana-
- Stand straight and take both your hands straight upward.
- Join both the palms upwards and inhale.
- Now place your right leg on the left thigh and balance as much you can.
- Stay in the pose for 1-2 minutes.
- While coming down exhale.
5. Butterfly pose-
In this very pose, the legs seems to be the wings of butterfly and the abdomen part looks like the body of butterfly. It is good for children as it strengthens the thighs, legs and nervous system. It is also called purna titli asana. It is quite easy to perform and relaxing too. Now, lets move to its steps-
- Sit in Padmasana and position your legs so that the soles of your feet are touching each other.
- Grasp your feet with your hands and sit up with your back as straight as possible.
- Inhale and place hand on each knee.
- Exhale and press your thigh until your knees touches the floor.
- Over exertion of power should be avoided.
- One can repeat the process for 10-12 times.
If the kid is beginning the yogasanas then the parents or a trainer should be there; as in this any minor injury can be bad. Specially, in small age kids they are unable to grasp the process wholly. If the kid is not willing to do, then instead of forcing them better make understand or give some time. This will help them to learn more and much efficiently. These exercises are also meant for adults even; but for kids it should be performed in minor process. Take care and live well!
She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.