Best Yoga Videos For Kids
Jake is a yoga and meditation teacher. He loves stream-of-consciousness…
I always wished I started doing yoga as a kid. If you start kids doing yoga while they are young and they will be a decade or two ahead of the curve! Not only does yoga get them moving but it also teaches them motor skills and emotional intelligence. Something that even as adults we could use more of.
Best Yoga Videos For Kids
Here are some videos for kids that are perfect for little ones.
1. Cosmic Kids Yoga – Kickapoo the Kangaroo
Cosmic kids yoga channel is one of the most popular out there. The channel is specifically dedicated to yoga for kids and they have a massive number of yoga videos where poses are incorporated into stories and little adventures.
Each lesson is more like watching an interactive narrative, which makes these yoga videos ideal, especially for little ones who do not like exercising or who have a short attention span.
Their classes have movies based on children’s favorites which will keep them hooked!
2. Yoga for Kids by Story Hive
Yoga instructor Sophia Khan leads two kids through a fun 25-minute yoga session. Sophia keeps the class engaging with playful instructions that help kids understand what they are doing.
This video, unlike some of the others on this list, is more like a traditional class, with setting an intention, as well as a warming up, and cooling down section. There are a lot of bright graphics but it helps to keep kids engaged without being too cartoony.
3. Kids Yoga Adventure with Bari
Bari Koral combines songs and stories together in an animated series that allows your child to feel as though they’re in the middle of all the action while retaining yoga postures.
Her lively music keeps kids entertained – as she is a Grammy-winning artist you can see her talent in all her videos. Her films are very short, which might not be what you are looking for, or it just might exactly be what you are looking for! At under 5 minutes long, you can watch one and have it be just long enough to capture your kids’ attention!
4. Yoga For Kids – Yoga in the Classroom Yoga With Adriene
Yoga by Adriene is one of the most popular yoga channels out there. Although she specializes in yoga videos for adults, she also has a few for kids. In this practice, she teaches to kids or anyone liking a simple practice.
The class is 10 minutes and includes lots of kid-like-postures and explanations that make if suitable for probably 8+ and older.
5. Yoga For Kids by Fightmaster Yoga
This is a short 4 minute yoga class by Fightmaster yoga. There are two kids being led through a class (the teacher Leslie Fighmaster – is off camera), but you can hear her giving instructions in the simple routine. There are no graphics or story on this one just a shot simple class.
Other Types of Yoga Videos
We added a few other types of videos that we feel add to the whole yoga experience for kids
6. Hello, Bali: A Kids Yoga Island Adventure Read-Along Book by Kids Yoga Stories
This is a beautiful little book, where Giselle Shardlow reads a children’s yoga picture book that outlines the poses. She has many different books on her channel where she reads them out loud for kids to listen to or follow along with the postures.
7. Bee Breathing and Mindfulness for Kids By Go with YoYo
Go with Yoyo is another yoga channel that also includes lots of other topics such as meditation, mindfulness, an introduction to breathing, and intention setting. Go with Yoyo makes doing yoga super entertaining so your child will have no problem following along and also learning an awful lot.
8. Fun kids yoga, music & movement song with Bunnies, Dragons, Frog By Bari Koral
Here is a short 2 min yoga song that will get your kid occupied for at least a few minutes. There are a few poses that are introduced with cute graphics and a catchy song, whats not to like.
9. Going to Meet an Alien: A kids yoga music adventure By Bari Koral
A Short 10-minute song that gives a few instructions for different yoga postures. Just a fun melody to get your kid to listen to if they are jumping and running around and can’t sit still.
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Why Yoga is Good for Kids?
Yoga is not only for adults – if you didn’t already know.
Let’s have a look at all the benefits.
Develops strength and coordination.
Yoga requires kids to use their bodies in new and challenging ways which helps to develop strength and coordination. Many of the poses also require kids to use both sides of their bodies equally which helps to promote the development of brain function.
Teaches kids how to calm down and focus.
In our fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever for kids to learn how to calm down and focus. Yoga requires kids to pay attention to their breath and their body which helps them to develop concentration. The relaxation practices learned in yoga can also help reduce stress and anxiety, which seem to be affecting kids at younger and younger ages.
Improves social skills.
While the child might not be interacting with anyone (if it’s a kid yoga video) yoga does provide kids with social skills by giving them the opportunity to follow instructions. Kids learn how to follow listen, practice good habits and develop coordination all while they’re having fun!
Poses For Kids Yoga Class
If you would like to teach your child some yoga here are a few poses that you can have them start with
1) Tree Pose (for balance):
- Start in mountain pose (standing straight) with feet together and arms at your sides.
- Shift your weight onto your left foot as you bend your right knee and reach your right foot up toward your inner left thigh.
- Place your right hand on your thigh or reach it toward the sky if you’re balanced enough.
- Take 5-10 deep breaths then switch sides.
2) Warrior II (for strength):
- Start in mountain pose with feet together and arms at your sides.
- Step your left foot back 1-2 feet.
- Turn your right foot and knee to face front while keeping your left foot where it is.
- Bend your right knee and raise your arms parallel to the ground.
- Reach with your arms on either side and look toward the front at the tips of yout fingertips.
- Then take 5-10 deep breaths then switch sides.
3) Cobra Pose (for flexibility):
- Lie face down on the ground with tops of the feet on the floor
- Legs are hip-width apart, and elbows bent next to chest with forearms on the floor.
- Pressing into palms, lift your chest off the floor while keeping belly on the floor (reminder: this is cobra pose not Upward Dog!)
- Hold for 5-10 deep breaths then release back down to rest on forearms before coming all the way back into savasana (corpse pose).
Yoga provides many benefits for children including improved strength and coordination as well as focus and concentration. If you’re looking for an activity that will help your child grow in mind, body, and spirit, look no further than yoga!
Jake is a yoga and meditation teacher. He loves stream-of-consciousness writing, good coffee, and a quiet mind. Not necessarily in that order. You can find him pursuing that wherever he goes.