Why should children practice Yoga?
A simple yoga practice has an enormous effect on children. Yoga at an early age, sculpts young minds and bodies, giving tools that will enhance and support children to be balanced, creative, and calm individuals with a strong sense of who they are in relation to the world. It encourages self-esteem, concentration and body awareness and the ability to steer your way smoothly through life’s challenges. Physically, yoga enhances coordination, it has a powerful effect on brain development and brings heightened focus.
Increasingly, children are overstimulated, bombarded by stress and the pressure to achieve in a world flooded with information. Yoga is an amazing tool for life that teaches them somatic ways to release stress and bring their body back into equilibrium. With the latest research showing that young adults are the most stressed out age group in the USA, learning simple and fun techniques to combat stress at a young age, is a tremendous way to prevent later breakdowns and anxiety disorders or depression. Yoga builds strength, confidence and resilience, and a strong body is able to digest food well, breathe better and withstand stress. The practice of yoga can help children to self-regulate and is a wonderful aid to mental health conditions and attention disorders.
6 Benefits of Kids Yoga
Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Yoga and kids are a perfect match.
What children can learn from yoga
Yoga teaches us about our bodies
Yoga teaches us how to breathe better
Yoga teaches us how to use our energy more effectively
Yoga teaches us about balance
Yoga teaches us how to quiet the mind
Yoga teaches us about taking care of ourselves
Yoga teaches children how to relax in a playful and fun way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to be able to focus to attend class?
No! In fact, classes are designed specifically to address attention challenges and build students’ capacities for concentration.
Can I attend class with my child?
At the end of each class series (typically 6-10 sessions), parents will have the opportunity to join the class and learn from their child.
What if my child is unsure about starting yoga?
What ages can attend?
There are different classes for different age brackets; generally grouped by school level (preschool, elementary, middle, high). Class formats are available for ages 3 through high school.