Preliminary study findings suggest that yoga is helping kids in a big way. Yoga practice can provide a foundation of healthy lifestyle habits that a young child can carry into adulthood. Research is proving that children who practice yoga are more focused in school and better able to deal with stress. One parent told me that her three year-old when agitated would excuse herself from the dinner table and practice a few down dog poses to calm her.
So, when is the right time to introduce yoga to a child? At birth! Start with The Little Yoga Mat, the smallest - - yoga mat on the market created by New York City yoga teacherl Jensen Wheeler Wolfe. The Little Yoga Mat is a new eco mat that's just the right size for children under 4. The Little Yoga Mat is made from earth friendly TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) and the yoga inspired designs, created by artist Nicaela Callimanopulos, are printed with soy-based ink. |t's biodegradable, recyclable and hypoallergenic, as well as latex, PVC, lead, BPA and allergen-free. Little yoginis can choose between a SUN or LOTUS mat.
Available at theLittleyogamat.com for $25.