Can yoga grow a better brain? Studies show that, yes, children who exercise may grow a better brain! How is this possible? Researchers point to movement activities (including yoga!) as an effective cognitive strategy to (1) strengthen learning, (2) improve memory and retrieval, and (3) enhance your child's motivation & morale! Woo-hoo!!
The benefits of movement and play go beyond cognitive gains. With a national obesity epidemic, and more and more schools cutting physical activity from their daily schedule, it is imperative that parents and care-givers find engaging and fun ways to incorporate movement and play in to the daily routine of their child. Yoga is a fun, non-competitive activity that the whole family can enjoy together.
Looking for a place to start? Try my 3 Easy Family Yoga Poses or check out Bari Koral's new yoga/music album "Little Box of Happy". The album contains 16 yoga tracks for kids (and adults!) to enjoy including 3 relaxation tracks and a full color poster of all the poses on the album (for our visual learners). Available at Amazon & ITunes.
Grab your copy today and get moving & grooving while learning with your child.
Cheers, Meghan Jane