On 21st June, it is International Yoga Day. It is a day to highlight the importance of Yoga and its benefits for our mind and body. The following provides a list of free printables, activities and templates that can be implemented into the curriculum for children.
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The Yoga Colouring Pages are for children to colour, paint, or collage. These are great for children to observe the different types of yoga poses and to begin to identify them. When children practise yoga it increases their confidence, builds concentration and strengthens growing bodies. It teaches children to be calm while gaining awareness of the body, self-control and discipline.
The Yoga Poses For Children Posters illustrate 16 different yoga poses/asanas for children to practice. Each poster demonstrates the child's yoga pose/asana, followed by the yoga pose name in English and Sanskrit. These are great to be used as a display or refer to when teaching children.
When children practise yoga it increases their confidence, builds concentration and strengthens growing bodies. For children with behavioural issues, yoga can improve their impulses in a positive direction and provides them with an outlet as a way to manage their behaviour.