Yoga has been shown to improve mental and physical health children, in fact, mindfulness and Yoga improve balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. . A recent research has already shown that yoga can improve focus and memory and also help self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior.
Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well reducing anxiety and stress. Balearic Retreats are experts in Yoga retreats and holidays in Mallorca, suitable for all levels of practitioners, families and children included and that’s why we suggest you to use 20 minutes of your time to spend them with your children practicing these 5 postures, 3 days per week. It will be funny and children will love it!
Pretend to be a tree – Tree pose
Stand on one leg, bend the other knee and place the sole of your foot on your inner thigh. Sway like a tree in the breeze. Now do the same on the other side.
Pretend to be a frog – Squat pose
Come down to a squat with your knees apart and arms resting between your knees. Touch your hands to the ground. Jump like a frog.
Pretend to be a seed – Child’s pose
Sit back on your heels and bring your forehead down to rest on the floor. Pretend to be a seed in the garden.
Pretend to be a butterfly – Cobber’s pose
Sit on your buttocks with a tall spine. Bend your legs with the sole of your feet together. Flap your legs like the wings of a butterfly.
Pretend to be a flower – Flower pose
Lift your bent legs, balancing on your sitting bones. Weave your arms under your legs, palms up. Pretend to be a flower in bloom.
Yoga holidays for children and families
Balearic Retreats are experts in holistic yoga and meditation holiday experiences. Taking pride in organising retreats ranging from 1 – 7 days, we cater for anyone wanting to advance their yoga practice, including corporate organisations, those that already have a more advanced practice, and those that are just starting their yoga journey.