Benefits of Yoga For Children

Do kids really need yoga in their lives? The answer is YES and the reasons why they need it are many.

Children today live in a very fast-paced world. Between pressures from school, extra-curricular activities, their peers, parents, and society, the hustle and bustle of everyday life can quickly wear down on a child’s inner peace and joy. All of these pressures and expectations can lead to a whole lot of stress, and while most kids are not familiar with the concept of stress, they can still experience what it feels like without giving it a label or name.

    • Proper breathing is a great way to energize, learn concentration and reduce stress. It also reduces allergy and asthmatic symptoms.
    • Standing poses build posture and strength, and reduce symptoms of scoliosis.
    • Balancing poses develop focus, strength, balance and poise.
    • Backbends open and strengthen the heart and chest.
    • Forward bends help massage the digestive system.
    • Inversions and difficult poses build self-esteem by teaching children that they can achieve what they set out to do all on their own.
    • Relaxation poses reduce stress and teach kids how to focus.
    • The cardiovascular activity included in our classes allows kids to expend their energy in a healthy way and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
    • The sense of play incorporated into Namaste classes allows kids to let loose, be silly, and have fun.
    • Music and dancing has therapeutic properties and teaches rhythm, tempo, and coordination.

It is often said we can learn a lot from children, and yoga is just another example of how that is so true. Kids get stressed out too, or feed off our stress, and this amazing program can really help our kids with the coping skills they need to be happy, peaceful individuals.

Namaste Yoga, at it’s very essence, is stress management for kids!


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