Benefits of Family Yoga:International Yoga Day #Yogaday

Benefits of Family Yoga:International Yoga Day #Yogaday

International Yoga Day

We all are no strangers to the famous quote “A healthy mind resides in a healthy body”. People across the globe are becoming self-aware about the importance of staying fit; exceptionally in this “fast-moving” world. Everyone has their own way of doing exercise, some of us hit the gym floor, some of us go for jogging in nature’s company while some of us do yoga.

Not only adults but even for children, fitness matters a lot today. Yoga is certainly about a good Mental and physical health, which is must for kids, right from their early phase. It percolates calmness, enhances concentration, ignites resilience in kids. Don’t you think it is important for our children?

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Mahatma Gandhi had said that “It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. 

International Yoga Day in 2018 is on 21st June 2018 globally, wherein various activities, awareness camps of Yoga are conducted. We share with you as to why Family Yoga is must and its benefits here. #Yogaday #internationalyogaday #yogaforall #yoga #peace #momblogger

What do you think is the ideal and admissible way to exercise when you have office, school, after-school activities, parties, meals and an endless list of chores? Not only fitness but creating the bonding in your family by indulging your family in one activity in the heart of our ‘eat sleep and breathe’ life; matters too.

Yoga for all

The key is to find that ‘one’ activity which is easy to do, won’t take much time, everyone will enjoy and importantly, will keep your family fit. I would say Yoga! Yoga is benign for all ages; it not only boosts your physical strength but also backs your mental and spiritual strength.

Yoga is a style of exercise which had its roots in ancient India and now, is practiced by the whole world. On June 21, 2015, we observed the World Yoga Day for the very first time across the globe and since then it is celebrated annually.

Here are some thoughts about why practicing yoga can benefit your family :

Benefits of Family Yoga. Yoga is not just repition of poses, but it is an exploration of Life. And family Yoga is more of a fun mixed with Health. #yogaday #yoga #internationalyogaday #meditation #yogalife #yogalifestyle #yogafitness

1. Anywhere, anyhow, and anytime:

Yoga is easy to practice anywhere, requiring minimal instruments or rather no machine and it can be done any time. No jazzy outfits are needed; rather simple and comfortable clothes along with a yoga mat.

2. Be the Role Model:

It is a well-known fact that children learn from what they see and observe. Hence practice what you preach; being a parent it is very important to be the role model for your children. By engaging yourself in yoga, you will teach your children the importance of physical and mental health. Alongside, you also create the priority of the parent-child relationship.

3. An open-minded acceptance:

In the parent-child peppy, even the parents get the opportunity to learn alongside their child. In most situations, it is the duty of parents to correct their children. Teaching, working and learning alongside your children will leave an impact of open-minded acceptance on them. Finally, but importantly, open-minded culture is a necessity in today’s world.

4. Buoyant and sportive:

Children do not always want our judgment, involvement always. Adding laughter, and fun in yoga can bring you closer to your children. It also gives an opportunity for children to interact with parents without any fear. Fearless interaction with parents helps in boosting the moral of children.

International Yoga Day in 2018 is on 21st June 2018 globally, wherein various activities, awareness camps of Yoga are conducted. We share with you as to why Family Yoga is must and its benefits here. #Yogaday #internationalyogaday #yogaforall #yoga #peace #momblogger

5. Shut the door to gadgets:

Today gadgets, screens, social media have become an integral part of our lives. The world is dominated by these gadgets and we hide behind these gadgets constantly; be it workspace, school or home. Hence it is very important to keep children at a distance from these which may turn into an addiction, damage eyes etc. By keeping aside time for family and spending time together we teach our children the value of ‘being together’.

6. Relax, slow down:

Like adults, in today’s competitive world, even our children are stressed out by the pressure of studies, exams, sports etc. Yoga gives them (too) an opportunity to relax and slow down. They too get a chance to involve in fun-filled activities which are ‘non-competitive’. This helps them to put in tune their mental state and prepare for the stressful and competitive future.

7. Exploring something exciting together:

Today’s children are very smart with an excellent grabbing power. Just like adults, they too enjoy ‘exploration’ and try new things. If you are new to yoga, have not tried yoga before; this is the perfect opportunity to try it out yourself in the company of your family. Wouldn’t it be a fun-filled exploration? The best benefit is that family yoga will be more relaxing than joining a yoga class with no distress.

8. Enhance your concentration:

This has more effect on children than adults because concentration plays a vital role in the mental growth of a child. Yoga can help children is an immense way to improve their concentration and focus and avoid distractions. By practicing some simple breathing techniques and stretches, they can get ‘mind breaks’ from the situations where extensive attention is needed. Like preparing for competitive exams.

Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life – Amit Ray.

9. Connect with your inner self:

Be it an adult or an adolescent, it is very important that you spend some time with yourself too. If you don’t know who you are, what you expect from life then how will you look after your family? Hence the ‘me time’ also matters. While practicing breathing techniques, we are in a way, spending time with our inner self too. Teaching this practice to your children will help them in becoming a good human.

10. Following a healthy diet:

These days children are very much attracted to food items like pizzas, cakes, chocolates, burgers, fried snacks etc which after a time poses serious health risks. It is observed that people who practice yoga tend to have a healthier diet with ‘no’ junk food. Such people tend to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet. This is also a very important lesson to teach children and even to practice yourself i.e. eating healthy food.

It is not only important to lead a healthy life but also to stay fresh and active. Teaching and practicing yoga as a family will not help in keeping your family healthy but also making your children strong – both physically and mentally.

Log Out, Shut Down, Do Yoga!

Wishing you all a very Happy International Yoga Day!


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This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. Nameesh

    This article on Yoga definitely inspires me to do yoga. Hopefully I will start with simpler aasanas and go to complex. Wonderful article, thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Sangeeta

    Yoga has been on my wishlist to learn for years. Maybe this I will. The benefits of yoga are truly amazing.

  3. Geethica Mehra

    Yoga definitely helps in maintaining a good posture and calming our senses. I am able to practise Surya Namaskar 10 times at a go and it sweats like anything.

  4. Inspiring post. Well researched. I need to start yoga myself… Reading the series right now helps.

  5. Kapila

    Yoga definitely is helpful in a lot of ways in improving health.. I have practiced yoga alot in the past.. planning to fix a routine again

  6. Deborah Miranda

    I have recently started yoga myself and believe me i feel more alive ever since i did.. it wakes up your senses and makes you feel healthier and fresher

  7. Ruchie

    This is so inspiring to start a day with yoga and stay fit and healthy..

  8. Priyal

    I am doing yoga from last few years and it definitely helps me as I am suffering from Migraine & Asthma too . Yoga is the best way to get yourself fit and relax too

  9. Shilpa Garg

    Agree completely! Practicing yoga has a lot of health benefits. Learning and practicing yoga is on my to-do list. Hope to get going with this. Thanks for the nudge! 🙂

  10. Khadija

    I think I should give this a try. Everybody who does yoga talks tons of good things about it

  11. Sayeri

    Now I can feel how imp yoga is! We all should manage half an hour time atleast from our busy schedule for yoga. Your content will make people aware about yoga!!

  12. Rima

    I have a plan to start my morning with yoga! Your post again motivating me too!

  13. jhilmildsaha

    Yoga is extremely helpful in maintaining a holistic lifestyle. However being trained from an expert guide is also equally necessary.

  14. Vasantha Vivek

    I do my Yoga and Meditation practices daily. Connecting to the self is the most best part of these practices.

  15. Preetjyot Kaur

    I am so intrigued to practice yoga with my family now. Thanks for sharing it’s benefits. I’m sure it’s a great way to bond as a family too.

  16. Papri Ganguly

    Yoga is the best way to connect you body with our mind and your mind with your soul.

  17. Swarupa

    Yoga is something that will give you the refreshments all day long

  18. Gurjeet chhabra

    yoga awaken inner soul, bring close to ourself. I remember my father was so much in yoga that in 10 year of my age . He take us to meditation center to do Yoga

  19. Mrinal Kiran

    I have a lot of mood disorders and gastrointestinal issues and I cannot live without yoga! Loved your post!

  20. makeupadda1

    Yoga is really best way to stay fit. I also wanted to learn yoga. Will surely start doing yoga soon.

  21. Rohini James

    As someone who works out regularly and practises a healthy lifestyle, one thing I am yet to add to my list is Yoga. I hope to begin someday and include it in my daily life.

  22. Nisha Malik

    No doubt Health is very important and what else could be more efficient than Yoga in achieving health goals. The results are permanent.

  23. Tuggu.n.mommy

    This is really motivating post. Can’t wait to start my yoga sessions now

  24. Judy

    Well, I don’t believe in celebrating a particular day for a particular activity like Yoga. I think Yoga should be practised daily and not one day you point of family practising it is quite valid.

  25. Manisha Garg

    I agree to all your points, really. I feel and share the same.

  26. Yoga is definitely for all ages and a great way to spend quality screen free time with the family. I must start this practice with my family too

  27. Snigdha

    Family yoga, sounds really good and the benefits are also awesome. Recently I have joined yoga class. It is very important to adopt in life to stay healthy and fit.


    That’s amazing post indeed yoga with family is always beneficial

  29. Nehal Roy

    Great post. Family yoga is the best. Everyone can motivate the other. Your idea is the best. Strong points shared. Thanks dear

  30. Divya

    Thank you for beginning the blog train dear. You have brought us all towards delivering something really good.

  31. Farhat

    Yoga is indeed great for our mental and physical health. Your post is definitely inspiring many to begin practicing yoga every day.

  32. lisa

    Thank you for sharing great information with us. it’s really nice

  33. Ruchi Verma

    It’s our role and responsibilities to teach kids better and healthy living ..Yoga is always great and my father in law teaches my kids

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