Yoga and Mindfulness
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, extra lessons, technology, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy and hinders their normal childhood way of being.
Yoga can aid in de-stressing children and alleviate day-to-day pressures. They learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, much like mindfulness they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Yoga instills social skills such as cooperation and compassion which is a great gift to give our children. Yoga focuses on physical movement as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship allowing the child to develop a positive and realistic self-image.
- enhances mood
- reduces anxiety
- increase in self-awareness and self-expression.
- an awareness and development of a relationship with the natural outer world
- the focus of communication is on non-verbal attunement and mindfulness
- control impulsive behaviour
- maintain focus and attention
- improvement in sleep
- enhances strength, flexibility and co-ordination
- sense of calmness and relaxation