Finally a yoga practice that kids LOVE
by Chantal Bufe
A year ago or so, I was looking for a way to introduce our children to yoga (and mindfulness), and we came across Cosmic Kids – a wonderful yoga YouTube Channel and online app for children - and we have been following creator Jaime ever since.
Cosmic Kids takes children on enticing and entertaining yoga and mindfulness adventures by way of (at times familiar) stories: Moana, Trolls, and Harry Potter – there is something for everyone, there are all kinds of themes: Fini loves the sequence that caters to her great love of dogs, and Flori likes to go on a bear hunt while Nicolas prefers the Star Wars practice.
And needless to say, we must have watched and practiced the Cosmic Kids Frozen Adventure a thousand times.
So while the children are indulging in something fun, they are still moving their bodies the entire time (while also becoming familiar with some yoga poses!).
I especially cherish Cosmic Kids’ Zen Den, a series that teaches children mindfulness, relaxation, and visualization techniques playfully and lovingly. Training your inner Ninja encourages children to be strong in challenging times, Be The Pond teaches children how they are separate from their feelings, Movies in my mind bring them closer to learning about meditation. And there is so much more! And what better tools to give our little ones than to strengthen the ones they already carry inside of themselves.
And if you are also looking for some yoga books for your little ones, check out Babies to Bookworms, which discuss various beautiful books. Our five-year-old Flori keeps returning to the Yoga Bug Board Book Series. Although we discovered it two years ago, Flori still likes to look at the books once in a while and mimic the animal/yoga poses. Whatever keeps her moving!