What to Expect from Yoga for Children 8-10 years
The children at this age group love to take up challenges and show how well they can manage the situation better than their peer group. Yoga and meditation for children should help them identify the 5 basic elements- earth, water, air, fire, and space through the yoga postures. Make sure to appreciate them for their achievements and show them how amazing it feels when they are successful in their yoga practice to boost their confidence level. · Yoga not only helps to improve body strength, mobility, and flexibility but practicing yoga for 8 year olds regularly will improve memory and concentration in their classrooms. Besides that, they will learn breathing techniques through which they can reduce stress and anxiety. It helps to calm down their emotions, encourages loving themselves, and teaches about self-care. It also helps them to manage body weight. · Students can benefit from yoga poses like Fish Pose (Matsyasana), Hero Pose (Virasana), Surya namaskar (sun salutations), Brahmari Pranayam (Bee breathing), and Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana) as these will help them concentrate and study well so that their performance can be improved. Other simple yoga poses for children include Bridge Pose ( Setu Bandha Sarvangasana), Tree Pose (Vrksasana), Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), Frog pose (Mandukasana), and Corpse Pose (Savasana). All these poses help them to improve their physical, psychological, and mental health.