Yoga Benefits in a Toddler
Kyra is still young (37 months) to properly breathe through each poses and concentrate on her muscles, but I think she is ready for small sessions of it with my help.
She is interested so far in poses and wont run away even when the stretch gets a bit painful. I have been gentle and have started with some easy poses concentrating on weight bearing and spine health.
She did 9 poses for 5-10 counts, depending how challenging the pose was for her, and ended with cool down (not included in video)
1. Butterfly pose
2. Seated Twist
3. Cobra pose
4.Balancing table pose
5.Standing fold pose
9.Downward dog pose
Early Childhood Yoga Benefits include:
■ Builds physical strength by encouraging children to
use muscles in new ways
■ Children learn how to manipulate their bodies and
maximize their mobility
■ Develops co-ordination
■ Promotes body awareness
■ Improves internal health. Each posture not only
builds muscular strength but also massages
■ Improves balance
■ Familiarizes younger children with concepts of
right and left.
■ Helps build self-esteem and confidence
■ Increases concentration and focus
■ Listening skills and the ability to focus the mind
and improves concentration and study skills
■ Is calming and reduces stress
■ Leads to better health and vitality
She did do poses for both sides right and left, for the sake of keeping this video short I have cut clips where you can see the poses better.