How to Teach Kids the Importance of Nature through Yoga?

How to Teach Kids the Importance of Nature through Yoga?

by | Jul 6, 2022 | Nature and Kids

We are a part and form of nature. We live within nature and not outside it. We can’t survive if we lose touch with nature. Whatever we need to live comes from nature. Spending time in nature heals us in both body and mind. Yoga does the same as it is inspired by nature. 

With yoga, you get peace, quiet and calm, the same as when you spend time in nature. Yoga and nature are both connected. Yoga poses reflect nature in its many forms, whether they be animals, trees, sun in the sky, among others. Yoga anywhere is good, but doing it in nature raises its benefits many times over. 

Taking care of nature is essential to us. You can teach your children the importance of nature through yoga. Your kids are healthy in the process and also do their bit for nature. When you start early, you create nature warriors who will help sustain nature in years to come. And here are some of the ways to teach your kids this through yoga.  

 

  1. Teach Yoga Tenets

Teach your kids the yoga tenets that we all are made of nature. Tell them how we are made of 5 forms of nature. The first one is water, and we know that the human body is 70% water. The second is air without which we cannot survive. Yoga also teaches us to calm and control our bodies through breathing. The third is the earth or mud from which we stand and get our food from. The fourth is the fire which cooks our food and warms us. As per yoga, it is also present in our belly and helps digest the food. The fifth is ether or space from where all things arise and end. Teach your kids about these concepts and they will understand the meaning behind them. 

 

  1. Yoga Poses Link to Nature

Many of the yoga poses are linked to nature. Teach your children the connection between these poses and nature. Teach how sun salutes make them flexible and strong. And how trees and mountains pose improve their sense of balance and help boost height. Tell how the cobra pose makes their core and back strong. And this is just the start, as there are so many yoga poses connected in some form to nature. Tell your kids how ancient yogis observed nature. How they were inspired by nature and instilled its goodness into yoga poses. This way, your children realize the importance of nature through yoga and start valuing it. 

 

  1. Do Yoga in Nature

Your kids can do yoga poses indoors but doing yoga outdoors is life-changing. Your children will feel the difference right there and then. Doing yoga in nature uplifts your children. It wakes all their senses, like smell, sight, and touch. Your children will smell the fresh scent of flowers and grass. Looking at trees, plants, and foliage lowers their stress and anxiety. Hearing birds chirping, and leaves rustling among other natural sounds will make your children happy. A gentle flowing breeze will calm your children along with yoga poses. 

Being in nature helps them meditate and improves their focus. Your kids will marvel at how the rising sun spreads its light all around. They will gaze lovingly at the rising and setting sun colors. With sunlight, your children also get an added dose of vitamin D that makes their bones and body stronger. Doing yoga in nature helps your kids realize the value of nature. They start cherishing all aspects of nature and do their best to sustain it. 

 

  1. Grounding

Yoga has a concept of grounding or earthing. It means to connect to the earth to release negative energy and get positive energy back. And this is done by doing yoga poses barefoot in nature. Do yoga along with your children barefoot on a lawn, park, or a patch of land. Teach your children how nature takes care of them by taking away negative emotions and giving positive energy. Your children will feel this sense of energy firsthand. They will realize how nature and earth take care of them. 

 

Final Thoughts

So, these are some ways to teach your children the importance of nature through yoga. Learning basic yoga poses is easy and can be done online or by reading. To use yoga as a tool for child growth, you can also join a good kids yoga teaching course. You learn yoga along with teaching concepts. You learn how to teach good values to your children that include caring for nature among others.

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How to Teach Kids the Importance of Nature through Yoga?

by | Jul 6, 2022 | Nature and Kids

We are a part and form of nature. We live within nature and not outside it. We can’t survive if we lose touch with nature. Whatever we need to live comes from nature. Spending time in nature heals us in both body and mind. Yoga does the same as it is inspired by nature. 

With yoga, you get peace, quiet and calm, the same as when you spend time in nature. Yoga and nature are both connected. Yoga poses reflect nature in its many forms, whether they be animals, trees, sun in the sky, among others. Yoga anywhere is good, but doing it in nature raises its benefits many times over. 

Taking care of nature is essential to us. You can teach your children the importance of nature through yoga. Your kids are healthy in the process and also do their bit for nature. When you start early, you create nature warriors who will help sustain nature in years to come. And here are some of the ways to teach your kids this through yoga.  

 

  1. Teach Yoga Tenets

Teach your kids the yoga tenets that we all are made of nature. Tell them how we are made of 5 forms of nature. The first one is water, and we know that the human body is 70% water. The second is air without which we cannot survive. Yoga also teaches us to calm and control our bodies through breathing. The third is the earth or mud from which we stand and get our food from. The fourth is the fire which cooks our food and warms us. As per yoga, it is also present in our belly and helps digest the food. The fifth is ether or space from where all things arise and end. Teach your kids about these concepts and they will understand the meaning behind them. 

 

  1. Yoga Poses Link to Nature

Many of the yoga poses are linked to nature. Teach your children the connection between these poses and nature. Teach how sun salutes make them flexible and strong. And how trees and mountains pose improve their sense of balance and help boost height. Tell how the cobra pose makes their core and back strong. And this is just the start, as there are so many yoga poses connected in some form to nature. Tell your kids how ancient yogis observed nature. How they were inspired by nature and instilled its goodness into yoga poses. This way, your children realize the importance of nature through yoga and start valuing it. 

 

  1. Do Yoga in Nature

Your kids can do yoga poses indoors but doing yoga outdoors is life-changing. Your children will feel the difference right there and then. Doing yoga in nature uplifts your children. It wakes all their senses, like smell, sight, and touch. Your children will smell the fresh scent of flowers and grass. Looking at trees, plants, and foliage lowers their stress and anxiety. Hearing birds chirping, and leaves rustling among other natural sounds will make your children happy. A gentle flowing breeze will calm your children along with yoga poses. 

Being in nature helps them meditate and improves their focus. Your kids will marvel at how the rising sun spreads its light all around. They will gaze lovingly at the rising and setting sun colors. With sunlight, your children also get an added dose of vitamin D that makes their bones and body stronger. Doing yoga in nature helps your kids realize the value of nature. They start cherishing all aspects of nature and do their best to sustain it. 

 

  1. Grounding

Yoga has a concept of grounding or earthing. It means to connect to the earth to release negative energy and get positive energy back. And this is done by doing yoga poses barefoot in nature. Do yoga along with your children barefoot on a lawn, park, or a patch of land. Teach your children how nature takes care of them by taking away negative emotions and giving positive energy. Your children will feel this sense of energy firsthand. They will realize how nature and earth take care of them. 

 

Final Thoughts

So, these are some ways to teach your children the importance of nature through yoga. Learning basic yoga poses is easy and can be done online or by reading. To use yoga as a tool for child growth, you can also join a good kids yoga teaching course. You learn yoga along with teaching concepts. You learn how to teach good values to your children that include caring for nature among others.

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