The following are just some of the recognized benefits of yoga for children (and adults):

Body:

  • Assists muscular development

  • Helps to increase energy

  • Encourages midline crossing motions; motor development on both sides of the body

  • Develops a strong and flexible body

  • Increases balance, body awareness and coordination

  • Improves posture and alignment

  • Develops core strength, essential for good posture and correct physical alignment

  •  Reduces injuries and improves performance

  • Improves digestion, circulation and elimination

  • Strengthens the immune system

  •  Relaxes the body, promoting better sleep

 

Mind:

  • Calms and clears the mind

  • Relieves tension and stress

  • Increases concentration, focus and attention span

  • Promotes thinking and memory

  • Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness

  • Expands imagination and creativity

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Improves ability to be less reactive; more mindful of thoughts, words and actions

  • Balances energy (high or low)

 

Spirit:

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem

  • Supports character development and emotional intelligence

  • Enhances team skills and social interaction

  • Develops discipline and self-control

  • Supports individuality and self-expression

  • Encourages social and environmental awareness and responsibility

  • Supports a sense of universal connectedness

  • Inspires respect for self and others

 

Overall:

  • Improves mind/body connection  

  • Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle

  • Promotes an overall sense of well-being

 

 

Yoga helps children by boosting their self-confidence, allowing them to feel more comfortable with their bodies, and helping them get in touch with who they are inside. A child who learns yoga, mindfulness and relaxation will be developing essential skills for a lifetime of health and wellness in mind, body and spirit.

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