Although I am currently childless, working with kids and showing them how to take care of their physical and mental health is super RAD to me. I thought all you Mommy FitGirl Beauties would love this kid-friendly story. I’ve recently teamed up with the worlds leading yoga gear company, Manduka and am excited to help announce the launch of their new LiveON collection. Offering yogis the first-ever 100% reclaimable and recyclable mats (for kids and adults) these RAD mats are what you and your household need to jumpstart your yogi family journey. A family that practices together stays together, so read on and learn why it’s time to “LiveON.”
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P.S. To celebrate this collection, Manduka put together a kids video starring the cutest little yogis around, so check out what these little munchkins had to say about yoga above.
1. They’ll Be Dedicated For Decades
“Kids respond well to discipline.” Hear this all the time right? Well yoga is a great way to incorporate both physical and mental elements within your already established parenting methods. When kids are involved in yoga they instantly learn discipline and the power of committing to a regular practice – all which are bound to ripple into their everyday life, activities, relationships and responsibilities for decades to come.
2. Operation Coordination
They don’t call yoga a mind body practice for nothing. Balancing and intentional focus are required in this 5,000-year-old art form, so what better way to introduce concentration and coordination to your little tyke then on a mat. From standing on one leg in Tree to propping their legs up on their arms in Crow, yoga poses allow children to learn self-control all while enhancing both their focus and physical/mental awareness.
3. Superb Self-Esteem Boost
The first time I did a proper headstand in yoga my actual head was figuratively big for days. Hello confidence. I mean accomplishment has a RADical affect on us grown folks, so can you imagine how it can also impact the little people in our lives too? Taking the proper steps to learn and master a pose can and will undoubtedly lead them to believing in and pursuing their true abilities. Yoga is cool like that – it grants children the persistence needed to achieve greatness.
4. Present Moment Power-rangers
Speaking of awareness for greatness, yoga’s also great for helping your kiddo gain body awareness. From balancing, to strengthening, to twisting, back bending, and inverting, yoga teaches children to be in the moment and analyze how their bodies move in space. Also, when they learn that yoga takes practice versus an immediate accomplishment, they learn and accept that life is a path with good days, bad days, and everything in between. At any age yoga is about the journey, not the destination, so why not introduce this powerful life lesson to your kiddos early on.