5 yoga poses for kids to boost their well-being on World Health Day

Yoga Mahotsav 2022: 5 yoga postures for children to boost their well-being on World Health Day (Photo: Pexels)

New Delhi: April 7 is observed as world health day. This day aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and body to ensure holistic well-being. The theme for World Health Day 2022 is “Our Planet, Our Health”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted on World Health Day and said, “Greetings on World Health Day. May everyone be blessed with good health and well-being. work that has protected our planet.”

To celebrate health and yoga’s contribution to facilitating it, the Ministry of Ayush organized a Mahotsav Yoga at the Red Fort (Lal Quila) attended by various eminent personalities from different fields such as politics, sports, business, etc. This day also marks the 75-day countdown for International Yoga Daywhich is observed on June 21.

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Yoga is a form of physical activity which can help engage the mind and body simultaneously to achieve holistic health. Whether adults or children, yoga can benefit everyone significantly. Some health benefits of yoga for kids are:

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  • Improved posture, balance and coordination
  • Improved sanity
  • Increased concentration through meditation and regulated breathing
  • Improved self-awareness and mindfulness
  • Boosted memory

Here are some yoga poses for kids that can help improve their holistic health:

Virabhadrasana: You can do this pose by following these steps:

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  • Stand straight on a yoga mat with your legs apart.
  • Now bend one leg while stretching the other. Your legs should look like a slit.
  • Stretch your arms out to the side and hold the pose.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat the steps with the other leg.

Dhanurasana: You can do this pose by following these steps:

  • Lie face down on a yoga mat.
  • Bring your hands back and bend your knees.
  • Hold your ankles with your hands and stretch your body with your head held high.
  • Your body should look like a bow.
  • Hold the position for a few seconds, return to the original position and relax.
  • Repeat the steps at least 5 times.

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Vrikshasana: You can do this pose by following these steps:

  • Stand up straight on a yoga mat.
  • Stretch your hands up and bring your palms together.
  • Now slowly raise one foot and rest it on your thighs to the side.
  • Try to balance your body on one leg.
  • Hold the position for as long as you can then return to the original position.
  • Repeat the steps at least 10 times.

Shavasana: You can do this pose by following these steps:

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  • Lie down directly on a yoga mat.
  • Relax your body and regulate your breathing.
  • Begin to release tension in your muscles and body. Start at your toes and work your way up to your head.
  • Stay in the position for 15 to 20 minutes.

Tadasana: You can do this pose by following these steps:

  • Stand straight with your feet slightly apart.
  • Slowly stretch your hands upwards while lifting your heels.
  • While on your tiptoes, hold the position for a few seconds.
  • Return to the initial pose.
  • Repeat the steps at least 5 times.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietician before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.