How Yoga Can Hep Kids
Yoga for kids as a concept is catching up quite swiftly and is thus executed for kids, starting from the age of five. It’s a great practice when implemented in the approved manner, because yoga can benefit all age groups, including kids.
However, it’s imperative to recognize that kids at a young age may not fully understand the higher purpose which yoga practitioners strive to achieve, but can be positively put into operation at the physiological level and to a definite extent, at the conscious level. For the holistic wellness of kids, especially those dealing with extreme stress or traumas, these practices could be more useful it practiced In school.
Benefits Of Yoga For Kids
Stretching postures facilitate immense flexibility and the holding postures strengthen the muscles, which when practiced regularly can offer all the benefits such as toning and sculpting, besides improving postures and increasing height.
Sun salutation (sutya narnaskar) is great for building memory power. The balancing postures such as tree pose can benefit ¡n improving concentration which definitely aids in Increasing the focus in all spheres of life that the child undertakes as part of his/her routine or future career.
Yoga postures such as the warrior pose builds self-confidence and the forward bending child pose develops humility. Also, the eagle pose challenges body-mind coordination.
The chanting of ‘orn’ and relaxation techniques benefit in soothing the mind, which again has proven to be a great aid in instilling values such as patience, positivity and a sense of calm, especially in hyperactive kids.
Along with the postures, following the diet prescribed through yoga enables a healthy body and a stable mind. Thus, an overall personality building programme is instigated.
Yoga facilitates children to learn the connection between their mind body and teaches strategies for coping with anxiety and stress through breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation.
Yoga also sparks creativity. Moreover, yoga training can be made enjoyable by introducing fun elements such as naming the postures which children find easy to relate to and visuals can be used to illustrate how the posture relates to those terms. Interactive games can be administered which develop enthusiasm and build confidence in kids. Stories of ancient wisdom can be shared to make the class more interesting and build today’s kids into tomorrow’s superheroes.
Children’s yoga classes can thus be made more effective by Incorporating traditional yoga poses with some activities like stories, breathing exercises, music, and visualization, so that the experience is made unique and interesting for them.