Do you ever feel like you are being stretched in a million different directions all day long?
Unfortunately, many of us are nodding our heads and answering with a “yes” as we sit multitasking and reading this post. After all, we are parents and that means late nights, rushed breakfasts, playdates, sports schedules, carpools, homework assignments, packing lunches, and more.
Unfortunately, that list is just for the kids, because we also have to juggle our careers, own needs, relationships, and adult tasks like paying bills or mowing the yard.
For many of us, just reading the above lists can make even the strongest and most optimistic people twinge with anxiety.
It’s no secret that our society is under a lot of stress and our days are heavily scheduled with kids facing tons of pressure from school, friends, and even us. In this high-stress environment, it is essential for us to teach children how to develop appropriate ways to cope with this pressure and stress.
Learning to deal with adversity is a challenge that even some of us adults haven’t mastered and is a life skill that we need to instill in our sons and daughters.
One way we can help our kids reduce stress and fit in a little exercise is by including Yoga in our daily routines. Surprisingly, Yoga is a lot more than awkward poses and “ohms”. Yoga helps our families relax, loosen tension, and become centered amidst all the chaos in our lives.
Thankfully, we can safely practice Yoga in our homes to help everyone cope with the stress around us. So, if your family is always feeling like a rubber band, consider using Yoga exercises to help stretch your way to calmness and regain a sense of peace in the home. Children and even toddlers can do a variety of poses and benefit from the breathing and movements associated with Yoga.
For more information and some ideas for poses to do with your kids, read the following infographic:
Have you done yoga with your kids before? I would love to hear your experience with it!
This is a guest post written by Cassie Brewer.