Jul 28, 2011

Types of yoga suitable for children

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GladChild: Has not been much research done on the benefits of yoga for children. It is said that yoga for kids can be soothing and relaxing.

Some studies, as reported from MayoClinic on Thursday July 28, 2011, reported yoga may soothe the child, reduce obesity, improve concentration and help children manage certain health conditions, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.

Studies show that yoga can also be beneficial for children who have mental and physical disabilities. Indeed, much research still needs to be done to ensure the positive effects of yoga for children's health. Even so at least yoga can be an alternative physical activity for children.

This type of yoga that is suitable for children, consisting of :

Children can lie down or sit cross-legged on the floor or in chairs. Instructors can instruct the child to calm his mind, can close your eyes and imagine the problems can be resolved.

Children will be encouraged to focus on breathing deeply and slowly, and breathing in through your nose. In his description, it can be imagined as the stomach fills with air like a balloon and then slowly release the air.

Gentle movement including stretching, will help children prepare to perform movements that involve standing, sitting, twisting, balancing and flexing. Some instructors give you an idea such as plants, animals or objects to exemplary damages. In every movement, children are reminded to breathe through the nose, should not push you and stop if the child has pain.

After completing a series of movements, the child is instructed to lie on the floor and closed his eyes. Children may also be instructed to visualize the experience, such as lying or floating on a cloud in the sky.

As the end of exercise, children were instructed to start stretching, or stretching her body and slowly rose from the floor.

Yoga is not recommended for children

Not all yoga positions is suitable for children. There are two movements that may be unsuitable for children include:
One type of yoga which is also called power yoga, this movement focuses on strength and flexibility training and quick movement. Ashtanga practice requires excellent physical condition.

Bikram yoga
Also called hot yoga, Bikram involves powerful movements in space are heated to 100-110 F (38-43 C). Practicing Bikram also requires excellent physical condition.
Is there a safe guide for children who practice yoga?

If the child will practice yoga, help children to take steps to avoid injury, for example:
1. Find a safe place to practice yoga
Make sure the yoga performed in a flat floor with a comfortable room temperature.

2. Practice yoga on an empty stomach
Certain movements can cause the child to vomit if he is doing yoga exercise soon after eating. Generally, do not allow children to practice yoga after a big meal 2-4 hours or 1-2 hours after eating a light meal or snack.

3. Do not overdo it
Remind children to keep the movement slowly and do not force a movement.

4. Consider the child's medical condition
If a child has a migraine or conditions that are influenced by excessive pressure on the head or neck, not too much movement that centered on the area. Children may also need to be careful doing certain breathing techniques or movements if he has asthma, bronchitis or a hernia. Do not allow children to do yoga if you're sick.

How do I choose the type of yoga for children?

If children are interested in practicing yoga, find a yoga class with yoga instructors who have the training to the children. Ask your instructor about the experience of yoga exercises for children.

Consider all kinds of circumstances in a spot of yoga practice before enrolling a child, to see whether if the child will feel comfortable with all the activities, instructors, class size and the environment.

Looking for classes in which children can be equally happy and able to receive adequate supervision of the instructor. If the child has a medical condition or special needs, be sure to remind the instructor and make sure about his ability to be able to train your children well.

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