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Yoga With Santa – Printable Flashcards

This Christmas why not practise some yoga with Santa? We've renamed these popular yoga poses to be fun and festive!

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Santa loves yoga to keep calm and here are his favourite poses! Each pose has been selected as a beginner level pose for young children, we have adapted some more difficult poses to be slightly easier. We have also renamed these popular children's yoga poses to a fun and festive theme! We have kept the original name on the card for any learners out there who wish to keep doing the poses throughout the year or learn a bit more about each pose should you wish to research more difficult versions.

7 Benefits of Yoga for Children

In the bustling world of technology and fast-paced living, introducing your child to the calming art of yoga can be a game-changer. Yoga isn't just for adults seeking tranquility; it's a powerful tool for nurturing the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children. Here are some compelling reasons why you should introduce your children to yoga:

1. Physical Fitness in a Playful Package: Yoga for children is like a dynamic, engaging playground for the body. Through age-appropriate poses and sequences, kids develop flexibility, strength, and coordination. It's exercise disguised as fun, allowing them to move, stretch, and balance in ways that contribute to their overall physical health.

2. Cultivating Emotional Intelligence: Yoga goes beyond the physical realm; it's a journey inward. For children, this means learning to understand and manage their emotions. Through breathwork and mindfulness techniques, yoga teaches kids to navigate calming feelings, promoting emotional intelligence.

3. Stress Relief in a Busy World: Even the youngest among us face stress – from school pressures to social challenges. Yoga equips children with tools to manage stress early on. Simple breathing exercises and relaxation techniques empower them to find calm amidst the chaos, promoting mental resilience and teaching them a coping technique that will last a lifetime.

4. Building Confidence and Self-Esteem: As children master new poses and challenge themselves in a supportive environment, they build confidence in their abilities. Yoga fosters a positive self-image and a sense of achievement, laying a foundation for a strong, resilient sense of self.

5. Enhancing Concentration and Focus: In a world filled with distractions, the ability to concentrate is a valuable skill. Yoga practices help children sharpen their focus. These skills can extend beyond the yoga mat, benefiting their academic performance and daily activities.

6. Fostering Social Connection: Yoga classes for children provide a unique space for social interaction. Sharing the practice with peers promotes teamwork, cooperation, and a sense of community. It's a delightful way for children to connect with others while embracing the joys of movement and mindfulness together.

7. Lifelong Healthy Habits: Introducing yoga to children establishes a foundation for a lifelong commitment to health and well-being. By cultivating healthy habits early on, you're providing them with tools that will support their mental and physical well-being as they grow.

If you're new to yoga yourself or your child has never practised yoga, our Yoga with Santa Flashcards are the perfect way to start! Why not give it a go now?

Perfect for use at home, community groups, exercise classes, holiday clubs, classrooms, calm corners, PE sessions and so much more!