Yoga can be fun and at the same time it does wonders for your mental health as well as body. But is yoga a great form of exercise, entertainment as well as good for a kid's mental health? The answer is yes! Yoga is actually really great for kids since it teaches them discipline, gives them a routine and is actually really good for their body and mind. 

Yoga can improve and help with increasing a child's focus and help them stay calm. Yoga is known to increase a level of calm in adverse situations and increase focus in day to day lives. For kids learning yoga at a young age can improve metabolism and reduce the risks to future health issues. Here we have 5 yoga poses for you to try with the young ones and have fun alongside them. 

Padmasana

Padmasana

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The Padmasana also known as the Lotus Pose is one of the easiest meditative poses but it does require a bit of flexibility. It helps by calming your mind and relaxing your body sending you to a deep metative phase. Not only that but it is absolutely amazing as helps you with your focus, awareness and digestion. It streches your heel and ankle which decreases a risk of a tear in that area and also strengthens the spine, abdomen, pelvis and bladder. There are also a couple yoga poses for diabetic patients which you should definately check out if you have dibetes. 

Balasana

Balasana

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Balasana also known as the Child's Pose is the most relaxing pose as it stretches your whole body loosening up the knots you have making your body feel light as a feather. You can thikk of it as a resting point for all the difficult meditative poses you have in store next. The main benefits of this pose is that it streches your spine, increased calmness and focus while also decreases stress in your body. 

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Baddha Konasana

Baddha Konasana

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Baddha Konasana also known as the Ant Pose but can be hard if you have no flexibility. This pose a lot like Child's Pose stretches your body. All the streches and blood circulation makes the nervous system relax and help with better circulation. Like the other poses this also helps with increase of calming emotions in the body as well as an increase in focus.

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Vajrasana 

 Vajrasana

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Vajrasana also known as the The Thunderbolt Pose is a sitting pose which is not like the Padmasana as here you have to kneel on the floor. Quite a lot like Japanese tea ceremony where you have to kneel instead of sitting normally. This pose increases efficiency of the digestive system and helps people with weak digestion as it aids your body digest a full meal easily. This pose is also good for meditation since it aids in slow and rhythmic breathing; perfect for a long mediative period. 

Prasarita Padottanasana

Prasarita Padottanasana

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Prasarita Padottanasana also called the Wide-Legged Forward Bend Pose. This pose is a tad harder than the rest mentioned above as it requires a good center of balance as you spread your legs standing and bend your whole upper half forward with your head almost touching the floor. Though it seems a bit hard it is really good for your body as it lengthens the spinal column. As a kid we all wanted to be taller and this exercise will make you a bit taller by streching the spinal column. It also strengthens the back muscles making your back stronger as well as stretches the leg muscles reducing the risk of a ligament tear. 

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