Beginners Yoga for Children: Air Mudra

Mudras are hand and finger movements that can be practiced any time, anywhere. Nonetheless, it is recommended to practice them sitting, or in one of the following three yoga postures: easy, diamond, lotus, or half-lotus. Practice five to fifteen minutes with the older children; a minimum of ten deep breathing cycles through the nose for the younger ones. Don’t expect them to replicate perfectly. Make sure your child is relaxed; the pressure applied on the fingers must stay light. Eyes must be shut or looking directly ahead, breathing free.

This gesture is recommended to calm your child’s mind during meditation. It improves inner ear function by dissipating any associated pain. This posture helps to reduce fatigue and revitalize one’s energy. It also increases patience.

1. Sit in easy pose, cross-legged.

2. Turn your palms upward.

3. Join the tips of your thumb and middle finger.

4. Keep the other three fingers extended.

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