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Children spend most of their time shunting between homework and school related extra-curricular activities. There’s little time for free play. They face over stimulation; distractions; and academic and peer pressure too early in life. Plus they’re plagued by their own insecurities and fears. Yoga can help children deal with this pressure-cooker environment. And infuse energy and confidence into their personalities.
- Yoga develops awareness of body, mind and breath.
- Helps arrest a child’s wandering mind. Builds attention span and concentration power.
- Augments imagination and creativity.
- Relieves mental and physical fatigue. Boosts energy levels and provides deep relaxation too.
- Helps overcome negative emotions like jealousy, fear and anger.
- Fosters a positive self image and increases confidence.
- Increases breathing and lung capacity.
- Exercises, strengthens and lengthens different muscles in the body.
- Encourages healthy food habits. A blessing for parents who have to deal with picky eaters and junk food addiction
- Reduces obsession with TV and other electronic devices
School going kids will benefit enormously from the supportive, non-competitive environment of a yoga class. And if they wish to continue practicing at home, the following asanas will prove helpful.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand pose)
- Nourishes the brain by increasing blood flow to it.
- Strengthens the arms and legs.
- Keeps the spine flexible, ensuring participation in a wide range of physical activities.
Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose)
- Tones the arms and leg muscles.
- Helps improve balance in the body.
- Increases stamina.
- Tones the arms and legs, Children are able to enjoy physical activities.
- Helps strengthen the back, thereby increasing height.
- Increases concentration power and focus, certainly a great help with homework.
- Enhances mind-body balance.
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
- Relaxes the nervous system. This helps overcome issues like stage fright.
- Increases flexibility in the legs and hips. Improves motion.
- Strengthens the back muscles. This increases flexibility during play. Helps with posture at the study table. Improves memory.
- The overall well-being that comes from doing Surya Namaskar cannot be under estimated.
Yoga for children in Mumbai
The Yoga Zoo conducts programs for children to power up their intelligence by retaining their innocence.