If you’re looking for a way to integrate kids into your yoga practice or one of their own, start with some adorable gear and fun. In addition to cute kids’ yoga mats, there are games, books and more that do an excellent job of teaching kids poses in a way that makes sense to them.
It only makes sense that a practice considered so beneficial for adults is also fantastic for kids. Yoga promotes hand-eye coordination, is something that can be done almost everywhere, strengthens the tie between mind and body, can instill the art of patience, develop focus, improve balance and a whole host of other benefits.
Get your kids started with this fun yoga gear designed just for them.
Kids’ Yoga Challenge Pose Cards
Pull a card with over 40 poses, some partner poses, and games from the pouch. Kids’ Yoga Challenge Pose Cards poses are rated by a difficulty level of one to five stars and are fun to do with family or even on your own. e
Gaiam Kids Yoga Mats
The Gaiam kids yoga mats come in a variety of cute patterns. The mats have a non-slip surface and are non-toxic and free of phthalates. The ideal age for use is 5–8. The mats come with a free downloadable yoga class.
Stretch And Play Eco Ball Kit
The Stretch n Play Eco Ball Kit is actually suitable for kids three years old and up. It comes with 20 exercises and four games on a poster for use with the ball. The ball comes with its own foot pump which is an extra bonus.
YogaDirect Kids Yoga Mat
This is the kids’ yoga mat that my daughter picked out, and she’s been using it for six years! It comes in a turtle, sun or butterfly print and has rounded edges that are supposed to help keep it in place. It’s completely latex and phthalate-free and measures 1/4″H x 24″W x 60″L. The YogaDirect Fun Yoga Mat For Kids comes in various patterns.
Breathe Like a Bear
This Amazon bestseller teaches kids how to mindfully manage their breath and emotions. Breathe Like a Bear offers exercises that can be performed anywhere — at home, in the car, in a restaurant — at any time.
Excellent Read: Good Night Yoga
Kids will love unwinding at the end of the day to Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story, a book full of poses to practice for a restful night of sleep that are inspired by animals in nature.
YOGI FUN Kids Yoga Cards Kit
Here’s another top seller for multiple ways to get in your yoga practice between games, cards, poems, two dice, and more that even adults will love with this YOGI FUN Kids Yoga Cards Kit.
Yoga for Children
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children is for parents who want to have a hand in teaching yoga poses to their kids. Learn over 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve.
Girls Yoga Pants, Shorts and More
My daughter is a fan of Lululemon girls. While it takes a bit to get used to the cost, she wears these pants to tennis, school, dance and more. They’ve become a critical part of her wardrobe and wear well. So far, we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of them.
How do your kids practice yoga?