"Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul, create the symphony of life." - BKS Iyengar
Yoga is not just for adults! Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children. The intention is to approach this ancient practice using playfulness and creativity. The session provided is divided into welcome and warm-up, partner games, learning asanas, relaxation and farewell.
SESSION: 1 day x week
DURATION: 60 minutes session
ENHANCES PHYSICAL FLEXIBILITY Yoga promotes physical strength because kids learn to use all of their muscles in new ways. Whether a pose is done standing, sitting, or lying down, each one can challenge various muscle groups while helping a child become aware of his body and how it efficiently functions.
REFINED BALANCE AND COORDINATION Balance is a key element of yoga. Balancing poses were created to promote mental and physical poise, as mental clarity and stability emerge from the effort of trying the poses. Even if a child has difficulty standing on one foot, she learns mental and physical balance if she can stay calm when she falls and when she gets up to try again.
DEVELOPS FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION One of the top benefits of kids’ yoga is that the different types of moves requires children to focus and work on their memorization skills—both of which can translate over into their academic performance.
BOOSTS SELF-ESTEEM Yoga for kids can do wonders for their self-esteem. Perfecting a pose or improving their balance and flexibility can give young children a sense of personal empowerment. Yoga teaches them to persevere, be patient, and work toward their goals.
HELPS MANAGING EMOTIONS The breathing exercises and relaxation techniques learned from practicing yoga can help children with managing emotions. Yoga can reduce challenging behaviors in the classroom by providing a physical outlet for children to express themselves. It also teaches children about discipline as they work on clearing their minds and perfecting their poses.