Yoga for kids: strength and balance

This yoga sequence focuses on developing arm, leg, back and core strength, as well as good balance. These exercises not only help children develop physically, they also help improve focus and concentration. Children that develop a strong core and good posture also find it easier to sit at a desk when they start schooling and they tend to have less trouble maintaining concentration whilst at school.

Younger children may find some of the poses requiring balance difficult. You can help them by holding their hands whilst they perform the pose they are struggling with at first and removing your support over time as their balance improves (e.g. hold two hands, drop to one hand, drop to holding your hand out for your child to reach for only when they need it). Great for kids and adults of all ages!

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