7 YOGA Super Powers For Kids
The Chakra System is a lot like yoga; it is an essential component to living well and feeling good. These channels of energy in our body act as accessible human superpowers, each center giving us the strength and knowledge to live a self-aware and peaceful life.
Understanding and harnessing the power of the Chakras can open up your body and allow you to take in all that the world has to offer. Flowing through yoga postures and engaging in consistent meditation are among the most powerful ways to align your Chakras. The seven main points of energy align down the center of the body from the base of the spine and continue up to the crown of the head, each center representing a different and vital component to a healthy life. The Chakras govern different emotions, personality traits, and physical qualities and can be a reflection of why you find it challenging to manage money, or why you feel like you are not able to speak your truth. Through the Chakras you can gain insight to what in your life is in balance and what needs to be in balance. It gives you an opportunity to explore how to find peace and harmony through your busy everyday lives. Sounds amazing, right?
Chakras can guide the transformation to a more blissful life. It’s so essential to bring this balance to kids lives. A fun way to engage kids and help them understand the Chakra system is to express it in terms of “seven superpowers!” By giving kids access to yoga and the timeless knowledge of the Chakra system, you are giving them the gift of an unlimited toolbox to work towards feeling balanced, centered, and joyful in all they do.
So, what are the seven super powers your kiddo can start living with today?
#1 The Root Chakra, if opened, can act as your kid’s very own force field. Found at the base of the spine near the tailbone, the Root Chakra ultimately represents the body’s foundation and how grounded you are: in your worth, your beliefs, your value system, and life stability. When it is open, kids will feel fearless and safe. It is as if they had a force field around them wherever they went, keeping them continually secure and grounded.
#2 The Sacral Chakra is the center that controls creative expression as well as helps kids accept others and new experiences. Because of this, the Sacral Chakra can act as several super powers; kids can become artistic, build relationships, and feel an overwhelming sense of abundance when they harness and open this Chakra. Relationships are key to child development and this helps them build friendships and explore who they are and what their place is in the world.
#3 The Solar Plexus Chakra controls kids’ personal power and can act as a ‘super-human strength.’ This is where they will build their self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. In this way, their ‘super human strength’ applies to their soul; it instills confidence and helps them live a life that is built on a foundation of strength and self-assurance.
#4 The Heart Chakra serves as a vulnerability super power. It allows kids to open up and love, feel joy, and find inner peace. It is the middle Chakra that unites the lower Chakras of matter and upper Chakras of spirit; when it is open kids can easily allow love into their hearts and relationships will have the ability to grow organically.
#5 The Throat Chakra gives kids a sort of omni-lingual super power. It helps them communicate, express themselves clearly, and voice their feelings of truth. When this Chakra is open, it will be easy to express their highest truth without fear of judgment. Kids will become fluent in all the languages of their soul, which gives them the ability to fully realize what they need and want… and then vocalize it.
#6 The Third Eye Chakra serves as a powerful night vision or life vision. It allows kids to see the big picture and sharpens their intuition. When this chakra is open kids feel imaginative and have a better ability to make decisions.
#7 The Crown Chakra is the closest humans will ever get to flying. When this Chakra is open kids are fully connected to their spirituality and the divine forces of the universe. Being connected to their higher selves and the divine allow them to live a life that feels light and peaceful: their souls will soar.
Encourage kids to participate in yoga to foster “active” play, relieve stress, and help them construct positive thinking patterns at a young age. It’s incredible to see the engagement and transformation in the tiniest of yogis :)