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The yoga It is one of the best exercises our children can practice, as it has many benefits. It may seem that it is a complicated technique that requires the maturity of an adult to carry it out, however when children practice it they are successful surprising results.
Yoga, in addition to make flexible every inch of your body, mobilize the joints, and strengthen the muscles, achieve the unimaginable in a child: relaxation, concentration to maintain postures, improves Balance, amuses them doing animal poses, and even gets them to be quiet for a long time.
We show you the 10 funniest yoga exercises to do with your children.
Children are very flexible, but they are impatient and tend not to hold much in the different postures, so we show you what are some of the more suitable postures for them, like the butterfly, the dog or the candle, which will make them get more than one smile.
These exercises will motivate them to stay in each position for a while. It doesn't have to be a long time, with 30 seconds each will suffice, and so we can give you a fun and enjoyable class without getting bored.
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1- Butterfly pose
This position should be done at the beginning of the session yoga to warm up the legs. We will sit in the Indian style, supporting the soles of the feet against each other, then we will grasp the feet with our hands and we will move our knees up and down as if we were flapping. The back should be straight. We can flap for as long as we want.
2- Cobra pose
The cobra posture reminds us of a snake with the head raised. This exercises should only be done by children who do not suffer lumbar problems or back. It is used to stretch the abdominals and make the lower back more flexible. We will lie down on the floor and support our hands at shoulder height, stretching our arms as much as we canwithout hurting us in the back. We will keep our eyes up. We will hold the posture between 30 and 40 seconds.
3- Bow pose
The bow pose helps us stretch the abdominal part of the body and makes the spine more flexible. In addition we must also maintain a light Balanceso as not to sway and fall forward. We will grab our legs with our hands and we will pull the legs until we feel only the hips resting on the floor. Hold the pose without falling for 40 seconds. Children with back problems, especially in the lower back, should not do this pose.
4- Camel pose
Camel pose is for flexible bodies. We must put our body back until we touch our heels with our hands. We will support our body on our heels so that we canto stretch the entire front of the body. The look must be upwards. We can regulate the intensity of our stretching, and if we cannot reach our legs, we will simply lie back with our hands on our lower back. You can stretch one arm up, like touching the ceiling, and keep your balance for 40 seconds.
5- Wheel posture
The wheel pose serves to stretch the entire abdominal part and the chest, and create elasticity in the spine. You should start by lying on the floor, placing your hands on the sides of your head and facing us. Little by little we will begin to raise the buttocks until we are as round as possible. If we cannot climb all the way, we will climb as far as we go. Hold the pose for 30 seconds.
6- The child's posture
The child's posture reminds us of a fetus in its mother's womb. It is used to stretch the back and to relax the body after a yoga session. You should support your buttocks on your heels and stretch your arms forward, resting your hands on the floor. The forehead should rest on the ground in order to relax the neck. You can hold the posture for as long as you want.
7- The dog's posture
The dog pose is one of the most used in yoga. Stretch the entire back of your legs and trunk. You must keep both feet glued to the ground completely, without lifting the heels, and the head should be hidden between the arms, so as not to strain the neck. Hold 40 seconds and get up slowly so as not to get dizzy.
8- The tree pose
Tree pose is a good way to learn balance. First it is done with one leg and then with the opposite, and it must keep the pose for 40 seconds on each leg.
9- The position of the warrior
The warrior position serves to stimulate the quadriceps muscles. It should be done with the front leg slightly bent until we notice that the quadriceps, and the back fully stretched. The toes of the front leg should be facing forward, while the foot of the back leg should be to the side. Hold the pose with each leg for 40 seconds.
10- The position of the candle
Candle pose is a inverted postureThat means we will have our heads lower than our bodies. It is used to stretch the spine and strengthen the abdominals, and has a pleasant relaxation effect. To raise the legs it is better to bend them towards the chest, and from there, stretch them up. We will help ourselves with our forearms resting on the ground. Hold the pose for 40 seconds.
Yoga sessions should always be ended with a relaxation; To do this, we will lie on our back on the mat for 10 minutes, with slow breathing.
There are relaxation techniques that encourage the child to do a easy meditation on your body and that are more entertaining than if you simply lie down.It is about describing each muscle of our body, starting with the toes, and going up to the head, and doing the mental exercise of letting each one loose of our muscles, hear the beat of our heart and try to feel the blood flow through the veins.
I assure you that it will be good for the whole family.
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