Blog-15 – Traditional Food Habits and Yoga for children

Help our Children understand our Traditional Food Habits:

  • Let us give the traditional foods to our children, for that we should know what our ancestors ate.
  • We are living in the world of Junks, fast foods and processed foods which is the primary reason for allergies and chronic diseases.
  • Let us give healthy foods like dry fruits (almonds especially), fibrous foods, fruits and lot of vegetables for their overall health.
  • Our traditional food habits will not only improve the physical health but will give mental peace and spiritual balance to our children.
  • When our children fall into this category peace and harmony will prevail.

Why should parents motivate children to practice Yoga?

  1. Yoga is our national pride, our traditional practice which we have given for the entire world to practice and benefit from.
  2. Our generation and our younger generation should be made aware of its benefits and make them practise.
  3. Yoga with children offers many possibilities to exchange wisdom, share good times, and lay the foundation for a lifelong practice that will continue to deepen.
  4. Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better. Yoga is a stress buster. Yoga can help counter these pressures. It gives them physical and mental strength.
  5. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease.
  6. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s non-competitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children.
  7. Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness.
  8. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.
  9. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them.
  10. Yoga brings that marvellous inner light that all children have to the surface.
  11. When children imitate the movements and sounds of nature like – —the sting of a scorpion, the grace of a swan, the grounded stature of a tree, they have a chance to get inside another being and imagine taking on its qualities.
  12. Yoga teaches them – when to be aggressive, when to retreat.
  13. The physical movements introduce kids to yoga’s true meaning: union, expression, and honour for oneself and one’s part in the delicate web of life.
  14. In this competitive world, Yoga preaches and gives children the competitive mind and in the midst of crazy, mad, hyperactive and jealous world, Yoga calms their mind and accounts for their cool behaviour.

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