The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Today kids are living in a world of go, go, go with not much rest. With school pressures, social stress, video games, social media, competitive sports, and jam packed schedules, it’s hard to find a minute to take a beat and relax. Yoga classes for kids prove to be a great way to dedicate time to their mind and our body. Your kids will benefit from the relaxation while gaining strength, body awareness, flexibility and confidence.  Here’s a more in depth look at the ways yoga will be beneficial for your children.

  1. Awareness of the breath

Children will learn increased focus in order to connect to their bodies and breath deeply.Becoming more aware of our breath can help energize our bodies and relax.

  1. Strengthening and energizing

While yoga is proven to be important in encouraging flexibility, yoga is great for building strength in muscle groups throughout the whole body.

  1. Balancing

Once kids become more aware of their body, they will begin to be able to isolate different muscle groups and build strength throughout the entire body. When we focus on balancing we are able to relax and connect with our body and have a calm mind.

  1. Stretching and lengthening

Yoga is good for elongating the muscles. Without flexibility in the muscles the pressure of each movement would not have anywhere to go. It is important to have flexibility to support strong muscles in order to move and   

  1. Awareness and focus

In addition to focusing on breath, kids will learn to focus as they move through a series of poses. Here kids will develop a sense of body awareness which will translate to more confidence and stability that will shine through as they maneuver everyday challenges.

  1. Flowing, connecting and integrating

Yoga helps us gain strength and control of our movements. We learn what it is like to move with grace and this will be important in preventing injuries and keeping our body safe in sports and everyday movement.

  1. It feels good

This is the most important one. Kids will learn to me aware, relaxed, grateful, and feel a sense of inner fulfillment.

Yoga is an important way to lay a foundation for everyday life. It gives kids a way to express themselves, build a strong connection between what they hear and what they do. Children that have healthy body awareness are more confident and strong, have better posture, breathe better and have a sense of quiet strength.

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