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May 16, 2022

The benefits of yoga for kids are endless.

Encourage the joy of movement in your kids for their well-being as they grow.

Yoga for Kids Allows Them to De-Stress

Increased concentration, confidence and mood are only a few of the perks that yoga offers kids. PLUS: turn the page to read how schools are helping kids with mindfulness.

We’re living in a stressful time and kids need support. With pent-up energy and emotions running high, making physical activity a part of your kids’ routines can help diffuse tension, lift spirits, and reestablish a sense of normalcy. One way you can provide a soothing outlet for your kids is with yoga.

Yoga provides kids a powerful way for to build a strong foundation of self-awareness. Yoga teaches kids to slow down, become more aware of themselves and to notice the breath, mind, body and soul. Building a strong foundation in your kids will help them manage the challenges that come with life in a positive way.

Yoga also:

• Teaches techniques for managing anxiety.

• Helps kids’ emotional wellness by focusing on the present moment.

• Increases developmental strength, flexibility and balance needed for health and longevity.

• Boosts confidence and provides empowerment.

• Reinforces kids’ concentration through focusing and memorization abilities.

• Helps kids de-stress about school, homework and peer relationships; yoga is a healthy coping strategy used for a lifetime.

• Increases determination, perseverance, patience and discernment. Yoga is built on layers and levels, so as a kid practices, they gain knowledge helping themselves make more informed decisions leading to intentional actions.

• Improves a person’s mood as it releases negative thoughts and feelings.

Local Yoga Options:

LIFE TIME; lifetime.life/kids-family-fun/classes.html
8310 Wilkens Blvd., Mason, Oh; 513-234-0660

EMBRA STUDIO; embrastudio.com
3527 Columbia Pkwy., Cincinnati, Oh; 513-321-9644

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2428 High St., Fort Mitchell, Ky; 859-344-9642

NYO YOGA; nkoyoga.com
8002 Blue Ash Road, Deer Park, Oh; 833-656-9642

SHINE YOGA; shineyoga.com
3330 Erie Ave., Suite 15, Cincinnati, Oh; 513-533-9642

Yoga Online 

Yoga YouTube channels for kids and more.

COSMIC KIDS YOGA; cosmickids.com
Hundreds of yoga videos in a variety of styles. There’s also a Cosmic Kids Yoga app if you want to do lessons off of YouTube.

BARI KORAL: KIDS’ YOGA, MUSIC & MINDFULNESS; barikoral.com
The recording artist includes playful music, songs and stories while doing yoga poses. Videos are under five minutes, making them good for little kids.

GO NOODLE; gonoodle.com
Offers a variety of exercises, games, dances and more to enhance movement, mindfulness, and all-around awesomeness for kids; now launching the GoNoodle Family Club.

GO WITH YOYO
Covers yoga, mindfulness, general fitness and more.
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BUSY BEING KIDS
busybeingkids.com; 513-833-5581
Learn to teach kids yoga. Call Emily for more information.

About the Author

Kelly Hater

Kelly Hater, owner of Mama Bear Domain, has over 15 years of coaching experience along with a B.S. in Health Promotion specialized in Exercise Science. She specializes in helping clients overcome mom burnout, providing a clear, decisive plan that leads her clients on a path of success. Her clients no longer let mom guilt steal their identity and goals. Moms deserve to be happy and live a fulfilling life. She personally has overcome overwhelming struggles herself. Get the accountability needed to take action. As a mom of two she gets it. Get your E-Book: Mom, Open Your Eyes to Self-Awareness.