Power of Positivity: 10 Yoga Tips to Encourage Positivity in Children

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“Positive anything
is better than negative nothing.”– Elbert Hubbard

In a world brimful
of negativity and turbulence, for a parent, it is distressing to hear their
child express negative feelings and wallow in self-doubt and sadness. The
manifestation of the negative behavior by a child is both physically and
mentally harmful.

Developing a
positive attitude in children from early days
can make the tussle of life a lot easier for them as well can ease the pressure
of growing up. Encouraging positive thinking and positive affirmations lead to
healthy emotional well-being, mental resilience, and a heightened sense of the
self.

By practicing
the 10 practical tips,
you can encourage positivity in
your child. Help them lead a more positive and vibrant life.

1.
Teach Children Loving-Kindness Meditation:
 Indulge your child in loving- kindness meditation.
Through the technique of loving-kindness meditation foster the qualities of forgiveness,
self-acceptance, and connection in your child. Scientifically, kindness can be
a route to physical and mental wellbeing. Kindness strengthens the immune
system, reduces stress, improves cardiovascular fitness, and much more. With
loving-kindness meditation, let your child embrace and send positive vibes.

●      Choose
a comfortable place for meditation.

●      Let
your child sit in a meditative posture and relax

●      Make
them repeat reassuring phrases like May I be happy and healthy, May I be
peaceful, etc.

●      Let
your child envelop the positive feelings

2.
Make Children Practice Yoga Asanas:
 Positive thinking has long-term physiological and
psychological benefits that can be enhanced with the practice of yoga asanas. By activating the parasympathetic nervous
system, promoting emotional stability, the science of yoga helps
in the development of positive attitude and happier personality.

●      Warrior
Series: In the Warrior I and II poses, encourage your
child to breathe and let go off all the negativity.

●      Cat-Cow
Stretch: The subtle cat-cow stretch is well-regarded for creating emotional
balance. Add a play theme to make the practice interesting for children.

●      Tree
Pose: In the Vrikshasana, let your child improve his sense of balance and
connection.

3.
Introduce a Bit of Yoga Philosophy: 
A positive mindset is a key to embracing a blissful life
and not get carried away by the desires of lust, envy, or greed. The Yamas and
Niyamas in the Patanjali Sutras are the guidelines offered for enhanced mental
and emotional wellbeing. Through the teachings, thechildren learn
the values of Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Santosha
(contentment), Asteya (non-stealing) and so much more that helps them lead a
life that is more meaningful and also helps them deal with unseemly situations
with ease.

4. Feed them Healthy Diet: The food consumed by your child directly affects his
mood and emotions. Raw and organic foods aid in detoxification and mental clarity.
Include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, foods containing omega 3
acids, whole grains, etc., to lift up their spirits. 

5.
Indulgence in Karma Yoga Projects
: Indulge your child in Karma Yoga projects
in order to make them understand the concept of selfless actions. As the
attachment with results leads to stress, competition, and aggression, the acts
of altruism help in the development of a spiritual mindset. And, spirituality
is associated with a heightened positive mental health.

6. Make
them Undergo Ayurveda Healing:
 Through
the growing years of your child, support his development with the science of
Ayurveda. You can start by establishing a daily Ayurveda routine characterized
by 7-8 hours of sleep, nutritious diet, stretching, Ayurveda massages, etc.,
for balancing the doshas that help manage restlessness and hyperactivity as
well.

7. Let
them Repeat the Mantras: 
Help
your child learn the sacred mantras like ‘I am thankful– a mantra for
practicing gratitude’, ‘Let it go–  a powerful mantra to help your child
let go of any pent-up frustration and suppressing emotions’. As your child
repeats these mindful mantras every day, they learn to deal with their anger
and slowly they can develop a peaceful and optimistic mind.

8. Teach them Santosha: Teach your child the principle of Santosha,
i.e., contentment. A mindset of contentment supports virtues of non-stealing,
inner peace, and compassion. With Santosha, children learn
to embrace happiness in every situation. 

9. Read
Inspiring Books:
 Encourage your
child to read inspiring and motivational stories that help them develop strong
schemas around the concepts of kindness, mindfulness, and compassion. You can
also develop a bedtime reading routine where you can calm your child and shift
him to sleep mode through inspiring stories full of morals.

10. Create A Positive Environment: Create a physically positive environment that contributes
to a positive outlook in life. Make use of pastel shades in your child’s room
to design an uplifting atmosphere. As a parent, focus on their strengths and
help them develop an attitude of compassion and self-love.

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