Yoga has always been a boon to humankind in many ways, as it helps one fight various diseases, and retain their mental health and peace with meditation. Doing yoga is usually advised to the adults, but who knew that it can do wonders for even children, and help them fight obesity, improve stamina, flexibility, and even relieve stress. So, in this article further, let’s know more about Yoga Asanas for children, focusing on kids’ fitness.
For Tadasana stand straight on your mat, and raise your hands upwards while slowly breathing in and joining them together as mentioned in the video, and now gradually start lifting yourself upwards from your ankles, standing on your toes. Hold the pose for 10-15 seconds and then release. Tadasana helps improve concentration and keeps you calm.
For Engine Daud, move both your hands and both feet like a valet, along with this, the action of running has to be done while standing at one place, as mentioned in the video. During this, the hands have to be moved back and forth at a high speed. Hold for 10-15 seconds, and then start with the second round. Engine running fills fresh air in the lungs and helps increase cardiovascular endurance.
First of all, lie down on your stomach keeping your legs straight, and the feet and ankles together. Keep both the hands below both the shoulders and keep both the elbows close to the body. While breathing in, slowly lift the head, then the chest, and then the stomach. Now while raising the body, with the help of both hands, pull your hips inwards (backward). While inhaling slowly, straighten both the arms while slowly bending the spine joint even more and look upwards. Bhujangasana helps stretch the spine, back, and belly muscles.
First, sit down with your legs extended straight in front of you, while keeping the spine straight. Place your palms on the ground, near the waist or near the shoulders, the ends of the fingers away from the body, and keep the arms straight. Lean back and support the bodyweight with your hands. Now, while inhaling, lift the pelvis, keep the body straight. Keep the knees straight and feet on the ground, keep the toes on the ground, and let the head go back towards the ground. Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds and then release. Purvottanasana helps improve posture.
While sitting on the ground, place the heel of the left foot on the right thigh in such a way that the heels come near the navel. After this, lift the right foot and place it on the left thigh in such a way that both the heels meet near the navel. Keep the upper part completely straight from the waist including the spine. Make sure that both the knees should not lift off the ground. After that, keep the palms of both hands in the lap and remain still. This should also be done by changing the legs again. Then fix the vision on the nostrils and sit quietly.
Sit in Padmasana, and keep both hands near the thighs. Now put pressure on the yoga mat with your palms and try to lift the buttock by applying pressure. Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds and then release. Tolasana helps strengthen abdominal muscles, arms, and wrists.
Balasana helps you relieve stress and calm your body.
So, these were some of the yoga asanas essential for kids.