Yoga: a fun and healthy family activity


Nadj Villaver | |

How do you spend quality time your loved ones? Is it going to the mall or having dinner in a restaurant? A good quality time includes doing activities that every member of the family loves. One of the activities every family must try is yoga. The practice of yoga has physically, mental and emotional benefits for all ages. It also creates a space for connection, bonding and a sense of community.

Family and Kids Yoga Class

One of the yoga studios in Manila that offers yoga classes for the whole family is Urban Ashram Manila. Its latest yoga class will let families enjoy each other’s company while achieving healthy benefits together.

Family & Kids Yoga is a great tool for family members to unplug, play with each other and simply enjoy each other’s company. Practicing as a family can strengthen the connection and improve communication between family members.

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The classic family and kids yoga class is a mix of active and relaxing yoga activities. Activities include breath work, sun salutations, partner poses, playing yoga games and meditative activities. Learning the poses can be empowering as individuals. Being able to do partner poses or group poses encourages the family to work together and support each other which is a value that they can take off the mat and into their family life.

Yoga for Kids

Urban Ashram Manila has a class especially designed for children ages 3-12 years old. Kids Yoga class is a mix of quiet, noisy, active and relaxing activities. In every session, kids will learn different yoga poses, simple breathing exercises, and meditation through creative and imaginative storytelling, fun yoga games, singing, dancing, and partner / group poses.

Yoga for Kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a non-competitive environment. Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially. There is no judgment in a yoga class. Yoga nurtures a child’s inner strength and self-acceptance. This nourishing atmosphere encourages children to relax and have fun while they develop not only strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, but also body awareness, better focus and concentration, and self-confidence.

Physical benefits of yoga for kids:

  • develop strength
  • improve flexibility
  • increase body awareness

Emotional benefits of yoga for kids:

  • foster a more positive attitude towards themselves
  • encourage self-study
  • cultivate a happier disposition or mindset about life.