When my kids get their first yoga class, they’ll be doing a simple and easy class that will build confidence.

They’ll do stretches and do some breathing exercises.

It’s easy and fun, and I love seeing my children embrace the art of yoga. 

But what happens when we start letting them try something new?

How do we make it easy and enjoyable for them to learn something new, but still keep the same basic approach?

The key to this is teaching them that their teacher is going to guide them to the right part of the pose.

This is a common mistake beginners make when trying to teach new poses.

First, they think the pose is something they can learn in their first few weeks.

Second, they believe they are teaching a new technique and it’s going to take a while for them and they’ll only have time to practice it once. 

When we teach our kids how to do something, it’s important to understand the technique and understand the underlying mechanics behind the pose, such as the pose head position, posture, and the way the body works. 

We also need to make sure we don’t give them too much information in the beginning.

We can’t just tell them to “go into the pose” or “go through your body.”

It’s important for them not to get too focused on any particular part of what we’re teaching. 

If we let them go too fast and too often, they will likely have a negative effect on their learning and they will be more likely to learn from our mistakes and not from our own experiences. 

There are three things we can do to make yoga instruction easy for beginners: 1.

Allow them to try a pose for a while and then slow down.

It can be hard to start, and even harder to finish, a pose, so we should give them a chance to try something out first and slowly slow down when it’s working for them. 

For example, let’s say they decide they really like how this pose feels and they’ve practiced it a lot, they might find that the next time they try it they can do it even faster.

Or they might start slow and keep going, learning from their mistakes. 


Allow your kids to experiment with different poses.

They can use the same pose in different positions or different poses for different poses, and they can make their own poses.

This allows them to practice a variety of positions, even if the teacher isn’t in the same position. 


Have fun with your class.

If you let your kids do yoga for a few minutes, try different poses or even just get out of the class for a break, they should feel like they can try anything.

When we do yoga, we’re not teaching it to be a chore. 

As we move into our second year, our goal is to get our students comfortable with the basics of yoga, but not overcomplicate it. 

The goal is not to create a chore for our kids, but to let them feel confident and relaxed when they do yoga.

This includes learning the basic poses, starting with the back, shoulders, hips, and arms.

This article is written by Lauren Smith and originally published on September 25, 2017.