Benefits of Yoga for Children
As well as physical benefits of flexibility, strength and improved posture, Yoga also has many benefits for the mind which are very helpful for learning.
Yoga meaning union or yoke is a practice of bringing stillness to mind by focusing on breath and posture. In today’s fast paced and competitive world, children are under immense pressure causing emotional and physical stress. By attending a Yoga class once a week or cultivating a self practice, students will observe huge benefits which will help them cope with the stresses and strains of life.
Enhances Flexibility, Balance and Coordination
Children learn to use and exercise muscles in their body they may not otherwise use through various challenging yogic postures. This provides physical strength alongside mental clarity and stability which accompanies the postures, particularly the balancing poses.
Enhances Focus and Concentration
The single focus required for achieving yogic postures with a steady breath will help students clear and focus their minds more readily. This will help them with their concentration levels at School and whilst completing assignments and homework.
Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence
Yoga teaches students to persevere and be patient in order to achieve a yogic posture whilst at the same time remaining compassionate and kind to where they are at in their practice. With dedication and focus students gradually begin to achieve more and more challenging postures which will instil confidence in their abilities.
Why not try it out and see the benefits for yourself!