Yoga ball chairs (click here), which were once only used for gym and health club yoga classes and are beginning to make their way into workplace and classroom settings. The ball chairs were designed for the purpose of building strength and balance.
With the rise in popularity of yoga in recent years, the chairs are starting to be used for more and more activities. What started out as a class geared toward adults, is now becoming popular among children. This brings up the question, should children use yoga ball chairs? Are they safe for use with children? Are there benefits to children using the chairs? Are there any risks in allowing children to use the chairs?
The benefits of children using yoga chairs far outweigh the risks. Whether the chairs are used in traditional yoga classes or outside of traditional classes, yoga chairs are safe when used properly. In fact, some schools have begun using them in their classrooms instead of regular desk chairs. The use of this type of chairs in classrooms have shown improvement in concentration and alertness among the students as well as an improvement in balance and strength. Because a small amount of attention is needed to balance on the ball, blood flow due to the use of muscles, increases. This improves mental and cognitive clarity and can help improve learning.
As society becomes more sedentary, school administrators, health advocates, and government officials have been working together to try to figure out ways to get more physical exercise into the school day. Yoga chairs, because of children’s natural desire to wiggle, have effectively put some physical activity into the course of the school day.
As with anything, such as furniture, toys, sports equipment, etc, there are always risks. As for the risks associated with yoga chairs, they are very low. Depending on the age of the child, moderate supervision should be used. Check out yogaballchairs.com for its in-depth reviews, for safety ratings on each product.
Yoga classes and related activities for both adults and children have been proven to have positive effects on health. It’s a mild, low impact, and relaxing form of exercise that can be done by anybody of any age.…