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Family Yoga Tips


Yoga has a number of benefits and is a great family activity that not only strengthens your body, but also your mind and spirit.

Benefits of yoga:

  • Increases strength, balance and flexibility.
  • Improves ability to manage stress and anxiety -- great skills for parents and kids in challenging times.
  • Breathing exercises that improve focus and concentration.
  • Deep relaxation reduces physical and me ntal stress and tension, while increasing calmness.
  • Strengthens and reinforces your connection with your child. Don’t focus on doing it right; instead, focus on fun and spending time being active together.

Tips for your partner yoga practice:

  • Check in with each other throughout the practice. Some examples: How does this pose make you feel? Is it hard to keep your balance in this pose? I like this pose because ___.
  • It’s common to hold the breath while concentrating. Remind each other to keep breathing!
  • Never force or strain with your poses or with your breathing. Encourage each other to keep your breathing and your postures controlled but relaxed.
  • As you become more comfortable with the poses, find some new partner poses, or create your own!

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