Let’s begin this answer by understanding the significance of Yoga first; this practice is an inward journey to self. It enhances both physical and mental awareness, challenging our general tendency of looking for validation outside ourselves.
Now, imagine the effect of this practice if introduced to one at an earlier stage in life. As children, both our body and mind need proper nourishment for ideal growth and development. When little children learn the art of yoga, they experience the following lifelong benefits:
Discipline: Yoga is a strict practice; it requires focus, patience and determination. With children, we weave fun elements/themes into yoga to help inculcate such values in them.
Reduced Stress & Anxiety: Yoga trains one in managing stress and maintaining a calm state of mind. Such behaviour, when introduced to children, goes a long way in shaping their attitude as adults.
Better Academic Performance: The different yoga poses/activities require children to concentrate and be mindful of their environment; thereby, sharpening their focus, memorization skills, and classroom behaviour.
Confidence & Self-Esteem: The better balance and flexibility derived from yoga allows children to be aware and confident of their posture. Furthermore, mindful activities like affirmations strengthen their belief in their calibre.
Strength & Flexibility: Through different poses and fun exercises, including breathing techniques, tailored to the requirements of children, yoga ensures that their body gets the nutrients and care it demands.
Make room in your heart to create, because with little imagination, anything is possible! On International Yoga Day, we witnessed the power of community and wild creativity. We asked our children to create space in their minds by emptying out all their fears. Take a deep breath and close their eyes, because however they are they fit in just just fine!#yoga #internationalyogaday #worldyogaday #childrensyoga #kidsyoga #happyyoga #littleyogis #children #mumbai #wittyinternational #workshop
Posted by Yoga Zoo Mumbai on Saturday, June 30, 2018