Kids can reap great benefits from the challenges and comforts of aerial yoga. Children with autism, ADD, and ADHD often respond especially well to the calming effects of a yoga hammock, and it can provide a sensory getaway for all kids. In aerial classes, children can learn important social skills, gain body confidence, and build strength. At home, the hammock can serve as a "cuddle hammock" commonly used in autism therapy. The cuddle hammock is a personal getaway for your child. The bright color and soft texture, plus the fact that it's a swinging apparatus, is hard to resist for kids! The yoga hammock serves as an important sensory tool in the home for any child, and teaches patience, body-awareness, strength, and self-soothing techniques. It can be used as a calming or alerting tool to your child's mood.
Children learn body awareness through yoga postures. The yoga hammock keeps children focused and they love to explore and be challenged. It's therapy and play all in one! Aerial yoga is easier for kids than traditional yoga as their body is properly supported.
Through regular practice, you will see improvement in their concentration and focus, and children often develop a relationship with the swing and turn to it to self-soothe and relax.
One of the amazing benefits of the aerial yoga in the sensory hammock is that it will enhance the strength of the muscles - it's like a compact indoor playground!
Kids surprise themselves with the confidence they grow in their own body and strength by practicing in the aerial hammock. When they learn new poses, they learn to accomplish goals and trust themselves. This self-confidence pours over into other aspects of life, inspiring them to grow and learn more.
The Yoga Hammock ultimately stems from aerial silks, an ancient art form. Encouraging your child to explore and play on the hammock fosters their creativity - you will be surprised at the poses and moves they will discover and create on their own!
The child can use the swing as their personal get-away and stress relief space. The color and texture is soothing and will teach them to comfort themselves. The use of a yoga hammock as a cuddle swing is cost-effective and can be incorporated into other forms of therapy.
If you have classes near your home, starting in a studio can be the best way to learn the basics. However even if you don't, starting at home is easy with online tutorials and is even more cost-effective. Children can use the same size hammocks as adults, but should be supervised at all times when using the hammock. Always allow the child free motion of their own hammock.
The feeling of being entirely engulfed inside the soft silk hammock is truly unique and can transform a child's life - shop here to try it today.
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