Parent-child yoga

Parent-child yoga strengthens mother-child bond

Before a child is twelve years old, his or her life values have not been fully developed.  This is the most crucial stage to mold his or her personality.  Parent-child yoga can effectively develop the mother-child relationship, strengthening its bond.  This helps the child to develop good habits, characters and personalities.  In the future, the child will become healthy, confident, outgoing and smart. 

Benefits of parent-child yoga

  1. Proper sitting and standing postures:
    A child usually sits at the study table to do homework but most children’s sitting postures are wrong. At a child’s tender age, he or she tends to sit in the most comfortable position possible without understanding the health consequences. As a result, a child may end up with wrong sitting, standing and sleeping postures. Parent-child yoga with a parent is a healthy activity which can help to change most children’s bad physical habits.
  2. Improving physiology
    Yoga can help children to fall asleep faster and sleep better. It improves the children’s immune system and the body’s ability. Some postures in parent-child yoga can train the child’s equilibrium, strengthen the digestive system and immune system, and change their frequency of catching colds.
  3. Improve the agility of the body
    Yoga can improve the child's coordination and balance and allow the child to be less prone to injury in the future and perform better in sports.

Appropriate age for parent-child yoga

In general, a child needs to be six months old to a year old to practice parent-child yoga. The crucial criterion for yoga is that the child needs to finish his or her growth; otherwise, this exercise could hurt the child. A child from one year and above will have his or her own ideas so in practicing parent-child yoga, there must be cooperation with the child before making any arrangements.

Precautionary steps in parent-child yoga

  1. Practice on a yoga mat.
  2. The mother should not exert excessively so as not to cause unnecessary harm to the child.
  3. Pay close attention to the child’s age before participating in parent-child yoga.
  4. When the child is ill, it is not suitable to do yoga. Children whose necks are not fully developed yet cannot do this yoga practice.
  5. The best time for a mother to practice after meals is 3 hours. After the end of the practice in 40 minutes, no solid meals should be taken. If you feel hungry before practice, it is fine to eat some liquid food or fruits.
  6. Mothers should wear proper yoga attires during yoga practice. If there is none, choose tight and flexible attire. The child should also choose comfortable design and ensure the softness of the cloth to avoid the roughness of the cloth to harm the child’s skin.
  7. Practice environment should be warm and quiet with good ventilation. When the child does the yoga exercise, he or she should not wear socks or his or her feet cannot grasp the floor surface which may lead to falls that will lead to unnecessary hurt. It is best to prepare a yoga mat for the child to practice.