Yoga for Children

Yoga and Dance For Children

Through yoga, children learn to be aware of their own body and natural breathing. By way of the yoga postures, called asanas, presented trough imitating animals, objects and forms, they practice concentration and physical discipline in a fun way. They also learn mudras, mantras and pranayama, which are great tools for mental concentration and relaxation.

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Mommy and Me Yoga Classes

Mommy and Me yoga classes are a great way for moms to reconnect with their kids, while gaining important physical and mental benefits…

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How Yoga Helps Children Cope

Teaching children the art of pranayama or Yogic breathing is one of the most effective tools a child gains from the practice of Yoga. Yogic breathing helps to ease stress, anxiety, depression, increase lung capacity, and ameliorate asthma attacks. Pranayama is also a tool that can be accessed anywhere at anytime, which gives children the ability to soothe themselves in times of emotional upset or anxiety.

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Can Kids Yoga Help Relieve Stress?

Yoga may help kids on different levels. Practicing physical postures (asanas) can increase the production of endorphins, which generate feelings of well-being. Breathing techniques (pranayama) help regulate the nervous system by activating parasympathetic (relaxation) neurons and calming sympathetic (flight or fight) neurons. Guided relaxation techniques benefit kids by giving them an alternative way to respond to the stressors in their lives.

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Are Your Kids Yoga Classes Boring?

Developing classes around a theme is another fun way to keep kids’ interest piqued. An animal theme might include a series of classes focusing on all of the animal poses, telling stories about animals, dressing up like animals, and becoming different animals through visualization exercises. You might even throw in some animal-themed snacks. Nature poses also fall into place nicely, as you talk about the animals’ habitats.

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Yoga and Meditation for Less Violent Children

Since children have a shorter attention span than adults, Yoga teachers can incorporate music, songs and games to help children see yoga as a fun activity while engaging in different poses (asanas) that will give them an overall sense of well-being. Yoga can teach children the importance of positive social behavior, such as teamwork and compassion because Yogic methods and philosophy work systematically toward creating happier and healthier children.

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