I have been wanting to teach little kids yoga for years. Yesterday, I had my very first four-year-old yoga client and now I have a few more of them in the coming week.
Yoga is great for kids to do! It helps build body awareness, relaxation and calmness, enhances flexibility and strength, helps with circulation and overall well-being.
I had so much fun teaching this little guy. It was especially perfect because right after teaching him, I taught my transformational weekly healing yoga class for adults and the theme was "Inner Child."
Children are so open, curious, dreamy and magical at that age. As life goes on, without these qualities being properly nurtured, we can lose this part of ourself and our inner child gets left behind in the past.
Everything you eat, think, do and feel while pregnant goes into the developing baby. During the time period from womb through the first year of life, the root chakra is developing.
I wanted to work with the kids when they were a little older so I started writing (with my VERY talented writing partner Maeve Quinlan) a line of inspirational children’s books that plant little seeds of consciousness in kids that they can grow from. The books are in the works now and we are really excited to get them out there.
So at this time I also thought it would be awesome to teach my transformational healing yoga for kids. Being that I had taught prenatal yin and restorative yoga and breath work to their mommies throughout their pregnancy, I figured it would be an easy transition.