I tried Yoga for the first time when I was pregnant with our daughter Tash. My prenatal Yoga sessions really helped me relax and feel healthy throughout my pregnancy. I can say that it also helped strengthen my preggo body.
Back then, I told myself that when my child is already a grownup, I’ll encourage her to try Yoga. I just didn’t know that my child will be able to try Yoga as soon as she’s 3 years old. 😄
Blame it on the quarantine or my excitement as a first-time, but I really love making our toddler try different activities that I think will contribute to her development. One of these is trying out Yoga.
Tash attended her first ever Yoga session under Kids Yoga Corner, which offers fun-filled and educational Yoga classes for kids.
Benefits of Yoga for Kids
Aside from being another fun activity to keep a child happy during quarantine, Yoga provides so many benefits to a child’s health and development. Here are some of them:
- Improves breath control
- Improves upper body strength, flexibility and mental clarity
- Improves focus
- Improves cognitive functioning
- Improves the mood
At Kids Yoga Corner, the concept of Yoga is taught to children through fun and educational activities like singing, games and storytelling.
I was actually amazed how the different Yoga poses were taught to Tash through a simple story. Tash didn’t lose focus and really did the poses as much as she could. ☺️
About the Yoga Teacher
Teacher Elaine’s Yoga journey started when she tried Yoga therapy for herself. Her passion for Yoga made her pursue teaching kids about it. She underwent training and received certification from Rainbow Kids Yoga.
Currently, she undergoes training for Yoga for special children and hopes to impart the benefits of Yoga to as many children as possible.
Teacher Elaine is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas and is a licensed Occupational therapist specializing in Pediatrics.