Family Yoga Connection
Find your Family Yoga Connection… A beautiful practice to deeply re-connect us with one another and re-member our sacred bonds with loved ones – whether that be your partners, friends, parents or children.
Below we share our thoughts on how you can easily connect with loved ones throught the implementation and practice of Family Yoga. Eg: A reconnecting foot massage after a long day apart or simply setting aside the time to be fully engaged with that person – ensuring eye contact so that they feel heard and validated. People across the world feel the need to be heard, seen, valued and feel a Family Yoga Connection. We need to take this need seriously in order for people in our lives to feel significant to you. It may take a few seconds, but it will mean the world to the person in need…
Partner Poses is a fantastic way to enter in the Family Yoga Connection… this allows for great mutual bonding.
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time to connect with family. Yoga can be a great way to bond with loved ones and enjoy some quality time together. Family yoga is a fun and healthy activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.
The word ‘family’ can potentially have some triggering associations. Some of us have lost important family members, or are still experiencing a slightly fratured relationship due to past trauma’s.
The word ‘family’ is a wonderful, as it can conjure up a myriad of ideas and eventualities… Whoever YOU choose as your ‘soul-family’ is yours and the bond is just as strong, if not stronger. Any bond built upon trust, love and mutual respect is all that we could ask for in this life.
Family yoga is a great way for children and parents to bond, learn yoga together, and have fun. It is also a great way to introduce children to the benefits of yoga, such as improved flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination.
Specific Family Yoga Benefits for Children:
- Improved physical fitness
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Increased self-confidence and body awareness
- Improved focus and concentration
- Enhanced creativity and imagination
- Stronger relationships with family members
Family Yoga Tips for Children’s Yoga Teachers:
Make it fun and engaging. Children learn best through play, so make sure your family yoga classes are fun and engaging for all ages. Use games, stories, and music to keep children interested and motivated.
Be inclusive. Family yoga classes should be inclusive for all ages, abilities, and body types. Offer modifications and variations of poses so that everyone can participate.
Encourage cooperation and teamwork. Family yoga is a great opportunity for children and parents to work together and support each other. Encourage families to help each other with poses and to cheer each other on.
Create a safe and supportive environment. Make sure your family yoga classes are held in a safe and supportive environment where everyone feels comfortable and respected.
Family Yoga Activities for Children
Here are a few fun and engaging family yoga activities that you can try:
- Animal yoga: Have children choose their favorite animal and then have them act out the poses of that animal. For example, children could do a cobra pose for a snake, a cat-cow pose for a cat, or a lion’s breath for a lion.
- Yoga obstacle course: Create a yoga obstacle course for children to navigate. Children could crawl through a tunnel pose, balance on a beam pose, or jump over a mountain pose.
- Yoga story: Tell a yoga story and have children act out the different parts of the story using yoga poses. For example, you could tell the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and have children act out the different foods that the caterpillar eats.
- Yoga partner poses: There are many different yoga partner poses that children and parents can do together. For example, children and parents could do a boat pose together, a tree pose together, or a double down facing dog pose together.
Family yoga is a great way for children and parents to bond, learn yoga together, and have fun. By following the tips above, you can create family yoga classes that are engaging, inclusive, and safe for everyone.