Healthy Living Resources for Youth in Arkansas
Yoga for kids is like yoga for adults, but sillier. Practicing yoga with kids should
be different from yoga practice with adults in that, instead of quiet and calm, it
should be noisy and fun. Yoga is a great way to engage kids in physical activity because
it helps improve flexibility, balance, and strength all while being noncompetitive and
inexpensive. Some studies have even suggested that practicing yoga can improve a child's
attention, relationships, self-esteem, and listening skills.
Why yoga for kids?
The purpose of this program is to increase fitness, decrease stress, and improve mental focus in a noncompetitive manner. The poses don't have to be performed perfectly, just be sure to warm up with some light stretching beforehand and, most importantly, have fun!
The 4-H Pledge and Yoga Sequence
The video below demonstrates a short, scripted 4-H-themed yoga sequence, which includes the 4-H pledge, motto, and statements about each of the four H's. It also includes instructions for each of the 8 poses used in the sequence. This sequence is appropriate for use with any audience.
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