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Daily yoga session

What you need

  • Floor space
  • Yoga mat (a towel or rug will also do)
  • Some soft background music

Benefits

  • Core muscle development
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Mental wellbeing

The experience

Toddlers really enjoy the opportunity to practice yoga. They love watching the adults and copying what is shown to them and always try their best!

To introduce yoga, all you have to do is lay your mats next to each other, sit down and begin to stretch. Start with your feet: point and bend. Carry on with your legs: bend and stretch. Move onto your tummy: out and in! Do the same with your upper body. To help your child understand the concept of deep breathing from their tummy, you may want to place a light object such as a teddy bear onto their tummy and challenge them to breathe deeply in and out so they can see teddy move up and down!

You can ask your child to come up with different stretching exercises. 

Now that you have stretched, sit in the lotus position (legs crossed and arms in prayer) and encourage your child to breathe in (count till 4) and out (count till 8 – if you can!) 

To complete the introduction, move into the starfish position by laying down on your back, legs and arms spread wide and breath deep. You can also lift your arms in front of you and tickle the sky.

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