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Kids Yoga: Youtube Workout

This year has been one for the weather records here on the west coast. We have gone from a massive drought to a massive amount of rain. We cannot complain too much, we DESPERATELY needed it, however, you try keeping track of 3 kids under 8 that aren’t allowed outside for days or weeks at a time and need that physical activity. We have recently discovered a way to help keep the kids a little more active indoors, Yoga.

Both my husband and I are very active people. We have a little home gym in our garage that we use daily. The kids do love our elliptical and will occasionally “play” on it, since they still think running and walking is fun. However, it can get boring after a while. They like to try new things, and I love Yoga, so they are used to seeing it done. I found this kids Yoga channel on youtube that we can play on our tv. The kids love the fun poses suited for them and their smaller bodies. I am constantly impressed with how flexible their little bodies are and how many poses they can accomplish that are beyond this momma.

Cosmic Kids Yoga features expert Yogi Jaime. She finds poses that are perfect for younger bodies, and targets poses that help with mindfulness, calmness, strengthening, and empowering kids. She is very easy to understand, follow, and she is incredibly likable! We put the channel on after incredibly hectic days when the kids need to calm down, if they didn’t get a lot of physical activity that day, or if they are complaining about growing pains (which my oldest has constantly!) We have found it adds a level of ease to our daily interactions.

Check it out, you may just find that it is a great addition to your child’s, and your own, life!

Helping Kids Deal with Stress: Yoga for Kids

It may sound silly, but stress can affect our children too. You may laugh, after all, how can someone who has no real responsibilities be affected by stress? Our kids may be small but they absorb the world around them in very large amounts. They are after all little sponges. The difficult part about their absorbing so much is that they absorb what they cannot understand, and they do not know how to deal with the things they absorb. It can be overwhelming. It can be overwhelming for adults, imagine how it feels for a child. We can help with their stress levels by giving them tools to deal with their stress. Activity, conversation, and eating well will all help with that. One great activity to aid in stress relief is Yoga. Yoga teaches breathing methods that aid in healing the body and stretches that can relieve tension and build muscle. The greatest thing about Yoga is that you do not have to join a gym or class to participate. You can do it anywhere, anytime. Here are a few great Yoga poses that are perfect for young children. Try them with your kids, after all, kids are sponges. If they see you doing them they will try them as well. By instilling these modes of stress relief now we could aid our children in becoming better equipped to handle stress in the future. Which also will aid us to handle stress better. Give it a try, it might just change your outlook. Yoga for kids