If you practice yoga, you know the many benefits to all aspects of your life that a regular practice can bring. Yoga, however, is not only for adults who are in need of a way to improve posture, release stress and increase their well-being. Although Yoga is known to help people achieve all these things and more, children and teenagers experience many of the same physical benefits adults do from practicing yoga.
Children and young people live in a hurry-up world of school pressures, incessant lessons, busy parents, computers, mobile phones, video games and competitive sports. We don’t usually think of these influences as stressful for our children, but often they are. The bustling pace of their lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy and sense of wellbeing.
Yoga teaches them to slow down and encourages stillness and relaxation. It also strengthens them and helps them become more flexible and coordinated. They derive enormous benefits from yoga. It enhances their strength, improves posture and develops better body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Yoga for children and teenagers can help in improving their self esteem and building their confidence.
Yoga at a young age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. It fosters cooperation and compassion and is a wonderful gift we can give to our children.
For further information on Raziya’s summer yoga classes, please contact her on 01793 637500.