At what age should children learn yoga, and what types of yoga should they practice? In this article, Sadhguru answers these frequently asked questions and discusses the benefits of yoga for kids. He also stresses the importance of yoga for children in today’s world and the urgent need to introduce them to the right things that work from within.
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Isha Yoga Summer Program for Children is a fun-filled, four-and-a-half day residential summer camp for boys and girls in the age group 9-15 years. The program instills the love of nature and the power of yogic practices in growing children.
Isha Upa Yoga, 5-minute practices, can be practiced by children 4 years and above except for Yoga Namaskar which can be practiced by children above 7 years.
Nada Yoga or the yoga of using sounds is wonderful way for children to start yoga. Sadhguru says, “Nada yoga is the simplest and subtlest way for a child to begin. It will lead to wellbeing and the proper development of body and mind. There are also practices like Yoga Namaskar, which can be learnt even at seven years of age. There are also Upa-Yoga techniques, which both children and adults will find useful….When they start seeing the benefits of these, when they see that this can set them apart in a group of people in terms of capability, they will naturally pursue higher forms of yoga. As they grow up, their yoga should also grow.”