Have you heard about Cosmic Kids Yoga? I know you’re already probably thinking it’s a bit crazy. Try and keep an open mind, the benefits could be amazing!
Our little girl Olivia discovered Cosmic Kids Yoga’s youtube channel and she absolutely adores it. Olivia is 7 and is a super active child, and by this I do mean, she is NEVER still and she never walks anywhere! I love that i can put this on our tv for her and she’s not watching rubbish (not that i mind this for a bit of chill out time) but it’s just perfect to help her concentrate and keep moving at the same time. We are very lucky that we have a smart tv which has a youtube app so it’s perfect for Olivia who can put it onto the tv in the lounge and work through the video but it works through Apple tv, iPads, laptops or the many other options available to us these days!
Cosmic Kids videos are not just boring yoga moves, in each video Jaime tells a children’s story through yoga moves with brightly coloured backgrounds. Olivia adores the Frozen one at the moment but there are so many to choose from and they’re not just for girls of course, there are loads to chose from such as Harry Potter, The Hungry Caterpillar and Star Wars to name just a few. It could even become part of your bedtime routine!
In Olivia’s words..
“I feel nice afterwards and it feels nice to stretch my body. It makes me giggle but it’s fun”.
- Develop body awareness.
- Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way.
- Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement.
- Build concentration.
- Increase their confidence and positive self-image.
- Feel part of a healthy activity.
Interestingly I read an article on Cosmic Kids Yoga which said..
” As well as providing physical benefits such as strength, coordination and balance, nearly 90 per cent of parents and teachers surveyed report an improvement in children’s behaviour (eg, becoming more considerate of others’ feelings) and ability to focus”.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-3632999/HEALTH-Yoga-improves-children-s-behaviour-helps-manage-autistic-disorders.html#ixzz4CbDC0ith
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Cosmic Kids Yoga have also just introduced a mindfulness series called Zen Den which is just perfect for children who suffer with anxiety, ADHD or who have trouble calming down at the end of the day. Here’s the whole playlist, or you can watch the video below for an example. Many adults are familiar with mindfulness and it’s very much the ‘in’ thing at the moment but children can benefit just as much, lets face it, their lives are almost as hectic as ours. Here’s an interesting article from The Huffington Post on ‘Why children need mindfulness as much as adults’.
Have a look at the Cosmic Kids YouTube channel and let us know if your children enjoy it as much as mine do 🙂 We would love to hear from you, you can comment below, email us here or get in touch via our social media.
You can find out more about Cosmic Kids via their website here . You have big fans here Jaime!