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Try crossing midline yoga with school kids this International Day of Yoga
The preparations for the celebrations of the International Day of Yoga on June 17 are in full swing. One should include small kids in the participation by choosing appropriate yoga activities.

Practice of body postures and actions related to crossing the midline is an important part of the development of a child. If you were to draw a line down the middle of your body, starting at the head, that is your midline, every time you cross that line with either side of your body, that is called crossing the midline.

Crossing midline is a skill that children can learn from early childhood. It is said that such activities develop the muscles and movements that are helpful in reading, writing, and many other school-life occupation activities.

It has been increasingly felt that Yoga should be avoided as a fad but contextualized to the age and ability of individuals. For kids in their early childhood, the crossing midline yoga has been recommended.

In this yoga, one stands with feet apart. With breathing-in, the left hand one touches the left toe with right hand by bending and crossing the midline body. Holding the breath, one stays in this posture for a short while. Then, breathing out, one returns to the standing position. Then, this yoga is performed in the reverse way and the posture has been shown in the inset picture.

The studies show that crossing midline yoga exercises when done consciously, help in re-integrating brain and nervous system and re-organizing mind-body connections for performing ever better the daily life activities.

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