You probably have heard the refusal to put on a hat, or get out of the car or to simply calm down from your child. At a certain age, every child encounters stress and resentment. He has trouble relaxing, concentrating and finds it difficult to focus on one subject. The psyche is closely related to the physiology and that is why every kid can benefit from yoga.
There are 5 key poses that will help your child relax and achieve inner and outer piece in a stressful situation.
First of all, ask your child to take in a deep breath. This always helps to relieve tension in a stressful situation. Deeper breathing will provide a better flow of oxygen to the brain thereby improving the overall condition of the child.
Bee’s Breath is a great exercise that will be helpful in this case.
Let the child sit on the knees, take a breath, and let it make him/her long through the spine with the hands behind the back and then exhale, lowering the forehead and acting like a buzzing bee.
If the child is stressed, angry or frustrated, the cat position will be an indispensable exercise for him/her.
Explain to your child that, he will feel much better thanks to this position.
Inhale and look up while at the same time bowing the spine downward. Exhale and tuck the chin while flexing the spine upward. Thus, the cat pose.
It is crucial for your child to be able to collect together all that has been bothering him/her and just let it go. This will relieve the feeling of complete powerlessness.
Using visualization and discussion, you will be able to collect all the negative thoughts and emotions and let them go into the sky together with your child.
Bend your knees and inhale. Imagine a cloud right in front of you. Exhale and straighten your legs, while raising your arms over your head.
These exercises will assist your child in coping with problems and negative emotions he encounters in life.
Ask your child to move the center of gravity and balance with one leg off the ground. This exercise helps to shift focus from the mind to the whole body, which in turn has a stabilizing effect.
Immobility and concentration will set the thoughts in order and help find peace and harmony.
The position is performed as follows: straighten your spine while standing on two legs. Now put one foot on the ankle and try to maintain balance. You can clasp your hands together on your chest or extend them to sides as tree branches.
This position will ensure the child inner peace when under stress. In a yoga class, it is usually used to «recharge the batteries».
You need to curl up, knees bent, arms stretched alongside the body or forward. Breathe deeply and calmly. This exercise benefits the central nervous system.