Yoga is everywhere (and has been for a while). From soccer moms to professional athletes, everyone’s doing it. It’s a great way to stay limber, find peace, and unwind. In fact, we recently revealed how yoga can prevent murder.
And it’s never too early to turn your kid into a mini yogi. Yoga Journal says that with today’s pressures, yoga is more necessary than ever for kids. Its website claims that yoga can help build self-confidence and, as opposed to sports, can foster compassion rather than evils of competition. That may be taking it a bit too far, but there’s little doubt that yoga can benefit every age group.
At YogaKids.com, you can find an instructor in your area who’s specifically trained to teach children. Founder Marsha Wenig has been a pioneer in the field, and has been featured on ABC, PBS, NBC, and CNN for her work bringing kids to yoga.
“The media always ask if the trend has peaked. I explain to them that yoga has been around for 5,000 years,” Wenig said in an interview with YogaChicago. “I don’t think of yoga and children as a trend. This is my life’s work.”
If you don’t have time to take your kids to a yoga class, you can order instructional DVDs created by Wenig. Imagine your kids mastering yoga with the help of a DVD rather than watching that same Disney movie for the 5,000th time. That alone could bring you peace of mind.