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I am commonly asked, ‘Just what does kids’ yoga resemble and also just how do kids do yoga exercise?’ I believed it would certainly be valuable to share a video of me as well as Davis, a three-year-old Yogi Bean, practicing pranayama, asana and also meditation. One of the lots of elements of teaching yoga exercise to kids that I like is that it helps me grow a further understanding of the initial yoga sutra: Atha Yoga exercise Anusanasam – Yoga exercise is NOW! Kids are not usually worried concerning the previous or stressed regarding the future: they live in today minute. For grownups, this commonly confirms to be an uphill struggle, as we often anticipate the future and emphasize the past. Collaborating with youngsters takes us from that mindframe and also directs our concentration on the moment at hand.

Rather compared to attempting to shape a ‘ideal’ youngsters’ yoga exercise course – or make sure every item on your lesson plan is broached – instead, enable yourself to be fully involved in the here and now experience and also really pay attention to children. By enabling yourself to be totally existing you will certainly experience much less resistance, as well as you could also find your class collectively producing an entirely brand-new and also gratifying direction that you never ever thought of. Lessons do not require to look nice or completely orderly. It is a lot more important – and also meaningful to children – that classes are filled up with love, pleasure as well as empathy. Youngsters feel such energy to which the essence of yoga will be most plainly revealed.

No question, children’ yoga classes do not always run as prepared, which you can even view in this video clip. When educating yoga exercise to kids, permit yourself to play, laugh, be silly and carefree. It’s the ideal task around the world! I intend to give thanks to Davis, my Mini-Bean, for his eager engagement in this production and his brilliant spirit after a lengthy institution day. As well as thanks to the outstanding Jessica Noe, our Associate Director of Programs at Yogi Beans, for her video clip modifying expertise.

Namaste!
Lauren