Yoga Supplies for Your Child

f you are an avid yoga student and have found that your two-year-old is now doing a downward facing dog pose on their own and having a great time, you may want to extend the fun by including a few yoga-related items that are specifically targeted for youth.

[post-img]Young people get excited when they share an interest with their parents because it gives them the opportunity to bond with their parents, share stories, and be inventive. As a parent, this is an important opportunity for you to teach them about the many benefits of yoga – and you can make it fun and interactive through the use of books, DVDs, and CDs.

[tip-fact]For preschoolers, storytelling can be an entertaining way to explore yoga. In “Little Yoga: A Toddler’s First Book of Yoga,” written by Rebecca Whitford and illustrated by Martina Selway, the use of finely drawn animal pictures to depict a yoga pose is a colorful and gentle way to introduce some basic yoga movements to your little yogini.

Children aged four through eight may enjoy the Yoga Pretzel cards. This is a variety of 50 cards showing colorful illustrations of yoga poses and activities (such as breathing exercises) on one side, with step-by-step guides on the other side demonstrating how to do the yoga poses, activities, and fun games. They are extremely child-friendly because children can easily choose the cards themselves and learn how to practice their favorite poses.[b-quote]

An interactive and fun set of DVDs for you and your child to explore is the Gaiam Kids: Yogakids Fun Collection. This series offers a range of yoga pose activities that are both entertaining and educational for active children ranging in age from two to nine years.  

These are just a few suggestions of the many excellent products available to choose from when you want to share your interest of yoga with your child. Selecting a yoga product to help develop your child’s interest and ability can be a fun activity – one that the whole family can participate in and enjoy.