27 December 2018
Benefits of Yoga for Kids
We all know now the benefits of yoga for our physical, mental, and spiritual health: it can help with concentration, stress relief, body intelligence, concentration, and more. Because children encounter social, emotional and physical challenges, learning how to breathe and eliminate tension and anxiety will help them promote a sense of calmness and manage emotional outbursts:
1. YOGA TEACHES ABOUT SELF-ACCEPTANCE
Nowadays, kids are exposed to social media since a young age. Unfortunately, these outlets send our kids messages about inadequacy, false expectations, inappropriate body image, etc. Yoga teaches kids to accept their bodies and their physical strengths and weaknesses, and ultimately gives them the tools to ward off those feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, and low self-esteem that arise during adolescence.
2. Awareness and focus
Yoga helps create awareness in the body through deep breathing and movement. 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.
3. Yoga is non-competitive
Yoga teaches kids that their bodies are different, and all of them are okay. Yoga is for everybody.
4. Stretching and lengthening
Yoga poses stretch muscles and through integrating breathing and movement, muscles become warm and become more flexible. They can yield when they need to, and support tender joints in a more functional way.
5.Family Yoga helps your family connect
Sharing a yoga class with your child can also help deepen your connection with your children. You’re connecting movement and building trust with each other.
If you are looking for a yoga program in family, we recommend REVĪVŌ’s exclusive Yoga Family Retreat by Marie-Caroline Peponnet. She will introduce children to a healthier lifestyle by cultivating their interest for yoga. They will be encouraged to use their imagination, exercise their mind and strengthen their breath while learning techniques for relaxation, self-control, and stress-release.