Yoga with the whole family
The family that flows together…
Yoga is a wonderful way to bring the family together, to practice mindfulness, improve flexibility, and relieve stress. It is an ancient practice that can benefit everyone, from children to adults, and can be easily modified to accommodate different levels of experience and fitness.
Start with the basics:
If you or any member of your family is new to yoga, it is best to start with the basics. You can find plenty of beginner-friendly yoga videos on YouTube, or attend a class at your local yoga studio. Make sure to choose a class that is appropriate for your family’s fitness level and age group.
Make it fun:
Children have shorter attention spans than adults, so it is important to keep the practice fun and engaging. Incorporate playful yoga poses, such as downward dog, cat-cow, and tree pose, and encourage your children to make animal sounds or create their own poses. You can also play calming music, use props like blocks and blankets, and light candles to create a soothing atmosphere.
Make it a routine:
Incorporate yoga into your family’s daily routine by practicing at the same time each day. This will help establish a habit and make it easier for everyone to commit to the practice. You can also encourage your family to set personal yoga goals and track their progress together.
Encourage your family to get creative with their yoga practice by creating their own sequences or incorporating partner poses. This will help them develop a sense of ownership over their practice and make it more enjoyable.
Take advantage of the great outdoors by practicing yoga in your backyard or at a nearby park. This will give your family the opportunity to connect with nature and breathe in fresh air while practicing yoga.