I recently met a girl of 13 who practiced yoga for some 2. He told me that when he was a big test, I never felt panic. If you do not know an answer, just he took a few seconds to breathe deeply and focus, a technique he learned in his practice of yoga. For me it was an excellent example of why yoga for teens is an excellent tool for their lives.
In addition to the physical benefits, yoga for teens teaches techniques to the problems they face daily – insecure about her body is changing, the enormous pressure to “find their place”, stressful times, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their future.
Yoga for teens. 12 positions of yoga for life
1.The Guerrero 2 / Virabhadrasana II
develops coordination and balance. Builds mental stability and strength of character. Strengthens the lower body and develops flexible hips and ankles.
2.The warrior III / III Virabhadrasana
Nurture determination and willingness to take on the challenge. Improves balance and concentration. Strengthens the back of the body. Teaches humility and patience.
3. Tree posture / Vrksasana
Improves concentration and balance. Strengthens the ankles and legs.
Step by step to the position:
4. Dog facedown / Adho Mukha Svanasana
Develops flexibility and strength in the feet and shoulders. The inverted positions are good for regulating gland function (hormones).
See the step by step for the position
5. HANDSTAND / Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Da confidence, relieves depression and anxiety. Develops coordination and strength in the arms and legs.
To perform this posture is better with the guidance of a teacher. You can make the dog down until it has developed the strength and skills needed for this position.
6. Position Grasshopper / Salabhasana
Generates voluntariness. Invites the appreciation of oneself. It gives a massage to the heart and abdominal organs. Strengthens the back.
If the front hip bones are uncomfortable by the pressure on the floor, place a blanket to muffle in this region.
7. Upward dog / Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Improves attitude, cultivate self-expression and encourages self – effort. Open the spine.
Placing hands on blocks makes it easier to straighten your legs and keep your knees on the floor. Raise your shoulders, without sagging, and pulls the upper chest forward arms.
8. Position Child (variation) / Adho Mukha Virasana
Generates a sense of security, ease and self – acceptance. It permits release of tension in the hips, back, neck and shoulders.
Note on doing the pose: It is best to keep the back near his heels in this position, with his chest at the same level as the hips. Use folded blankets or pillows between your knees, but sitting on his heels.
9. The bridge supported / Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Invokes a great sense of gratitude and inner tranquility. Nourishes the thyroid gland, reduces blood pressure. It provides relief for back and open your hip flexors. Note on doing the pose: If there is any discomfort in the lower back, adjust the block (or support) so that the pelvis (not the lower back) is supported and / or lower the height of the stand.
Posture 10. Lying Shoemaker / Supta Baddha Konasana
Provides significant regrouping time. Invites healthy breathing. Relieves menstrual cramps. Aids digestion.
Note on doing the pose: To study the first image and pay attention to the tuning to get the correct placement of the covers and supports.
11. Relaxation back against
Promotes joy. It provides relief for the heart and digestive organs. Note on doing the pose: To study the first image and pay attention to the tuning to get the correct placement of the covers and supports.
12. Posture Cadaver / SAVASANA
provides an opportunity to relieve stress. Develops the ability to relax and be calm by the circumstances of life.
Note to pose: Remain in this position for 5-10 minutes. Sets a timer, if it helps. Progressively relax and pay attention to the process, focusing on gratitude for all parts of the body. Do not pay attention to thoughts about the past or the future.
Why do these yoga positions are ideal for any teenager?
- They are more accessible
Most teenagers will be able to do these poses, or some variation from the first attempt.
- It is a challenge for them
every teenager will have something to focus on and work in these positions.
Will feel energetic
Yoga practice for teens renews and restores the body’s energy to health.
They will feel much better physically and psychologically
Teens may feel the effects of calm, strength and stretching.
Note: Slowly I’ll put the link step by step how to do each posture.
Teen yoga is an excellent way of teaching in this important age.
Do you have children, nephews, grandchildren, neighbors teenagers? I hope these yoga positions they are very useful and can enjoy the benefits thereof. With your help and your example, I’m sure it will.
A big hug for you, and teenagers around you:)