One way to help children get motivated and prepared for the new year ahead is practicing yoga poses while asking them to emulate positive phrases. These positive phrases can be essential in reminding children how to be the best person they can be. Ask your child or children to practice the following with you: 1: Sit with legs crossed and palms on knees while saying “I am kind to all.” 2: Sit with one hand flat to the floor while stretching your opposite side towards the side with your hand flat while saying “I care about others.” 3. Get o hands and knees and tuck your chin in and say “I am a good listener.” 4. Hands and knees again, arch back, and lift head straight ahead and say “I am generous.” 5. Sit on heels with knees bent, arms to the side, head pressed to the floor while saying “I am mindful.” After reciting these phrases while practicing these yoga positions you can move on to asking them any goals they might have or perhaps plans they would like to make. The yoga moves and positive phrases could help your children adapt a positive frame of mind for their new year.
- Yoga is a great way to help kids regain focus and clear their mind.
- It is okay to add your own music and rhythm to the yoga session.
- It is important to practice safety and make sure that obstacles and hazards are removed from the yoga mat.
“Use these mantras to help children build their self-esteem and have confidence through difficult transitions, like the beginning of the year or the end of the school year.”