6 Benefits of Kids Yoga
We all want to help our children reach their full potential and a weekly practice is a great way for kids to relax, focus, boost well-being, improve flexibility and confidence.
Kids yoga classes are designed to be fun and creative to stimulate children’s imagination. The classes will help maintain their natural flexibility and teach them to breathe correctly.
Here are 6 great reasons to incorporate yoga into your child’s routine
1 Boosts confidence & self-expression: When your child is able to display great agility and flexibility, it will do wonders for their confidence. Their improved performance at school also helps boost their self-assurance. They become more poised and start to believe in their abilities. This feeling provides them with the adrenaline they need to achieve success in all their endeavours.
2 Improves concentration: When your child practices yoga poses (asanas), they have to focus to maintain balance. Their ability to concentrate greatly improves. Your child learns how to sit still in one place and focus on what’s important as opposed to letting their mind wander and be distracted easily. This boosts their attention span which will greatly improve their performance in school and everyday activities.
3 Increases flexibility, balance & Strength: Yoga helps improve flexibility and balance and tones their muscles too. It makes them stronger and less likely to suffer sprains and fractures through accidental falls.
4 Improves general well-being: Kids who practice yoga feel good about themselves. They feel both mentally and physically rejuvenated after a yoga session and this improves their mental and physical health.
5 Relaxes their minds: Kids are subject to a great deal of stress these days because of their workload at school and the high expectations that their parents have for them. They are pushed to be achievers at every single point of their lives, and when they fail, they take it to heart and become depressed. Yoga helps them relax and de-stress when they feel upset or depressed. It soothes their frayed minds and helps them get back to a normal mental state. They learn the ability to unwind & calm Themselves with a yoga routine.
6 Promotes a healthy active lifestyle which helps Kids sleep better, a sleepy child is a happy parent.
At The elbowroom, our classes combine exciting adventures with songs, stories and relaxation techniques. Join us for one of our great children’s Yoga courses starting on Thursday 26th May 2016. Suitable for children aged 3.5 up to 5.