Answered by | Mimi Partha Sarathy, Founder & Senior Yoga Teacher
Hatha yoga pradipika
Yoga is a way of life. Late Sri T.Krishnamacharya, has said that when a child becomes independent to eat on his or her own, he or she is ready for yoga!
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a valuable text on yoga, says that any person can practice yoga, young or old, healthy or sick. The only requirement is that one should practice regularly and consistently without any laziness.
Small children can be taught yoga in a very playful way as their attention span is short. One can connect with nature and relate to animals and birds and keep their interest levels high and at the same time, they will reap the long-lasting benefits of yoga.
Chanting is another powerful tool of yoga for young children. It builds its lung and breathing capacity and also increases their attention span. Yoga helps to channelize the abundant energy of children in a very productive way. But it is important to learn yoga from trained yoga professionals who know how to teach yoga for children in the correct manner.
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Last updated on April 29, 2019