On April 5 thousands of schoolchildren around the world, including those in all 50 U.S. states, will put down their books and let their imaginations run free as they mold themselves into trees, flamingos, windmills, kites, and other kid-friendly yoga positions.
It’s all part of the fourth annual Kids’ Yoga Day, which is the primary event of the nonprofit organization, World Yoga Power.
World Yoga Power founder, internationally recognized yoga expert, and creator of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids product series, Teresa Power says few people understand how powerful yoga can be. More than a great way to become fit, she says parents who practice yoga with their children get a bonus: stronger relationships with them.
“When you both do something healthy and fun, you will get closer,” she observes, noting that the type of yoga she favors is playful and does not involve chanting.