Teach your Child to Focus

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Teach your Child to Focus

Young people have a tendency of taking on too much at once, feel overwhelmed, and then overburdened stop attempting a worthwhile pursuit. Children also tend to “out think” themselves out of meaningful undertakings. Teaching our kids to relax their minds and bodies and focus specifically on task in front of them is a valuable characteristic. If you are raising mature children and they are disciplined enough to meditate you probably don’t need this tip. Chances are your kids are like everyone else’s: constantly running, laughing, jumping, and everything else children do. Yoga is another form of meditation.

You do not have to be at total rest to calm your mind and body just focused. Yoga is a form of meditative practice. One of the beginning forms of Yoga is Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar A. Sun Salutations are a series of basic yoga poses children can perform on their own or in a group. With posing names like “Upward facing dog” and “Warrior 1” they are fun to teach and perform. There are 10 poses in all and are in performed in a specific order. You can either search “yoga sun salutations” online and pull up image on the internet or purchase a book or video. If you’ve never performed yoga before I suggest you purchase a video. Sun Salutations require focusing on specific poses, controlling your breathing, and calming your mind through meditative practice. It’s a great way to teach your kids to relax and focus.



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