Family Fitness Expert and Mum, Leah Chandler, Kids Fit Australia Founder, shares how to get a calmer household by holding family yoga sessions.
To me, yoga is all about the connection. The connection with your breath, your mind and your body. That's why I would very much recommend bringing it into your home and introducing it to your family. The connection is then also between your family, as it is a chance to slow down, connect with each other and explore the benefits of yoga together. The world is very fast paced and so many distractions are around us, especially for our children! This is a chance to reset the mind and body while focussing on moving and breathing.
Yoga has amazing benefits for you and your kids:
1. it is non-competitive (it's all about your own journey)
2. it develops body awareness and builds concentration
3. it teaches how to manage stress through healthy movement and meditation
4. it develops muscle tone, strength, balance and flexibility
5. it helps to develop a positive self and confidence
6. it helps to connect families together by yoga movement and play
Introducing yoga to your kids can be as simple as going to a family yoga class being held in your area, or searching up a simple kids yoga video on youtube and following that in your living room or out in your backyard.
Once you get the hang of it, it is fun to get your yoga on in other places, like down at the beach, the park, and other places of nature.
Remember, to keep it simple and FUN for all the family members!
Not only will you have more connected kids, you will also have calmer kids. And... you might just notice a healthier you, in both mind and body.
- Leah Chandler
Leah Chandler is Kids-Fit Australia. She loves teaching kids and families how to keep fit for everyday life, which includes her own family of 5! Leah is also the founder of the Family-Fit Online Program which helps families connect, laugh and play together through learning the basics of fitness, food, relaxation and fun!
You can find out more about Kids-Fit Australia's Schools' and Early Learning Centres' Programs and Family-Fit Online here: kidsfitaustralia.com