The Benefits of Kids Yoga
Watch Your Kids Reap The Benefits!
Kids yoga has several benefits...
-Yoga helps children build strength, especially in their core, which in turn improves posture. After being at a desk all day or playing games and watching TV, this is very important!
-Stretching is great for maintaining flexibility which helps reduce injury during sports and every day play.
-It improves balance. Through learning how to control the breath and focusing on the task at hand the kids will find more balance and how to steady themselves.
-Coordination improves as poses require physical and spatial awareness.
-Actively learning how to relax. At the end of each class we go into a short, but important relaxation which helps them understand how to start calming themselves down. This can encourage healthier sleep patterns!
Emotional and Mental Benefits!
-Yoga and the stories encourage mindfulness by using the breath to steady emotions, reducing stress and anxiety and being aware of feelings.
-Confidence increases as kids gain more physical strength and coordination
-Through regular practice of yoga and breathing techniques, the kids learn how to self-regulate and channel their energy. This can be a huge help for children that have a hard time focusing in everyday life.
-The stories are interactive, requiring them to use their imagination and communication skills. This also provokes critical thinking as they make suggestions and have ideas to build onto the stories.
-We explore feelings, how to talk about feelings and develop empathy by imagining how others are feeling in our stories.