There are already many physical extracurricular classes available for children. What makes Yoga different? And what are the benefits of yoga for children? Yoga is an ancient science which 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 attesting to the benefits of Yoga including:
- 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 pressure at school academically and socially, plus 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, which nurtures 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, the 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, making sure each pose feels good and coming in and out of positions when they feel ready. As children grow and their bodies change quickly, this becomes an important skill.
Yoga is a holistic practice with an inner as well as outer focus. But 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 firstname.lastname@example.org