There are already many extra curricular classes available for children. What makes Yoga different? And what are the benefits of yoga for children? Yoga is an ancient science that helps create health and well-being by building awareness, strength and flexibility in both mind and body. Yoga postures are practiced by people of all ages in many different states of health and fitness. Practitioners have been long attested to the benefits of Yoga.
- Stress and Pain Relief
- Increased Concentration
- Improved Circulation and Digestion
- Deeper and Relaxed Breathing
- Better Body Alignment
- Sense of Well-Being and Inner Peace
The Question is: Does Yoga hold these benefits for children as well? And the answer is YES! Yoga for kids is a way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. Even at a very young age children often feel academic and social pressure at school. The added pressure of competitive organized sports makes it is easy for girls and boys to become overly self-critical and lose confidence in themselves as they grow and change.
yoga is a great remedy. There is no judgment in a yoga class about how a child does a pose or plays a game. Doing a pose “perfectly” is not the aim of yoga. The aim is nurturing a child’s inner strength and self acceptance.This nourishing atmosphere encourages children to relax and have fun while they develop:
- Body Awareness
- Self Confidence
- Better Focus
In our classes, children learn to listen to themselves and each other as well as express their creativity. Children are also encouraged to respect and pay attention to their bodies. They move in and out of positions when they feel ready.
This builds important kinetic skills hugely beneficial to their rapidly changing bodies.
Remember: Yoga is a holistic practice with an inner as well as outer focus and most importantly for kids, yoga is FUN!!
If you would like to incorporate Ladybug Yoga into your after-school program, please call us at 754-244-5596 or email [email protected]