Is There an Optimum Age for Children to Start Yoga?

There are some readiness cues to look for to determine if a child is ready to begin a yoga routine. If the child takes an interest in yoga, or has older siblings and parents who practice yoga, let her or him join in for the last few minutes. If a child can follow verbal directions and imitate the body movements of others, he or she might be ready to start yoga. If a child can sit quietly for a few moments or has developed a sense of body awareness; that is a sign that he or she is ready to start a yoga regime.