It was so beautiful and surreal to watch Pamela doing some warm up exercises before she was due on air with her 6 year old daughter Daisy.
And after her second visit, I can say that I am convinced that yoga with kids is a positive and beneficial activity for a parent and child.
Pamela and Daisy were so relaxed and focused on their activity that they are synchronized, in complete unision with each other and there was something magical about the bond between them.
With such a lot going on in the studio, the crew, the rest of the guests on the show and the filming, I could not help but notice that Daisy was completely oblivious to all the commotion around her. It seemed that her mother was the only person in the room.
Quality time with your kid/s is so important and yoga with kids certainly gives you that.
‘Yoga builds core strength for good posture and overall physical fitness. The beauty of kid’s yoga is that it can accommodate all body shapes and sizes and it’s not competitive, so it’s a good form of exercise for non-sporty kids too.’
Kids’ yoga also helps to reduce the risk of injury in sports and games by maintaining flexibility and mobility in all joints and muscles. It improves balance, alignment and coordination with practice of postures.
Mental, Emotional and Social Benefits
Yoga for kids helps to increase their attention span and improves concentration through the fun and exciting story structure, and the multiple learning styles – visual, auditory and connecting emotionally.
Pamela encourages self-expression and incorporates relaxation and breathing techniques into daily life and children are better able to deal with anxiety, healthy sleeping patterns and stress.
I look forward to welcoming Pamela with Daisy again very soon.
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