In the year 2020, our world experienced a hit that raised the number of mental health disorders and the rate of stress and worry. We were all told to stay inside and work/study from the comfort of our homes, both adults and children.
We were stressed out by the pandemic’s tension, as well as the stress of our jobs. Consider how tense our children would have been. Being unable to do anything other than stay inside was and continues to be terrible for our children’s mental health.
The issue here, in my opinion, is that children are not always able to communicate their emotions and sentiments. Some warning indicators of stress in our children include:
- Sleeping is a problem that a lot of people have.
- Disconnecting from social situations
- Lightheadedness or stomach pains
- Being aggressive
- When we know that yoga can help adults calm down and relax, we may assume that yoga can assist children in doing the same.
More and more schools are seeing the value of including yoga in a student’s daily practice. Yoga may be both physical activity and a helpful coping tool for a child dealing with stress.
Yoga Poses For Children That Are Calming
The Warrior Pose is No. 1 on the list.
This pose is performed with the arms stretched out in front of you in a lunge position. This pose is excellent for increasing strength and stamina while also releasing negative energy. This is a stimulating pose that is ideal for beginners in yoga.
The Cat-Cow Pose
This pose promotes emotional equilibrium while also relaxing the back and neck muscles. In addition to stimulating the digestive organs and abdominal muscles, the cat-cow pose is beneficial. Regulating your breathing in this pose can help you relax and de-stress.
The Downward-Facing Dog Pose
The downward-facing dog pose is an excellent technique to stretch and relax the neck and back. It promotes blood circulation, strengthens the entire body, and relaxes the mind.
The Tree Pose
The tree pose is a balancing pose that improves posture, strengthens the mind-body connection, and promotes relaxation. This pose may be tough for a child, but they can place their feet wherever they are most comfortable (on the ground, near the ankles, below, or above their knees). Balance can be improved by stretching arms over the head.
This pose can help with core strength and balance.
The Happy Baby Pose
The happy baby pose is a peaceful and pleasant position that can aid with relaxation and flexibility. Laying on your back on the ground, grasping your ankles, and gradually rolling sideways is the goal of this pose. This is a rather simple pose to execute.
Yoga is a practice that can help us connect with our mind, body, and spirit, which are the three fundamental components of our self.
Yoga can also assist our children and us in feeling calm, relaxed, and stress-free. Children face emotional, mental, and physical difficulties that can make them feel nervous and tense.