Yoga is an age-old science that combines stretching, physical conditioning, moral values and conscious and subconscious control of the mind. It is an effective exercise that has proven beneficial for improving children’s mental and physical health, as well as their well-being. It provides a non-competitive alternative to other sports and allows kids to develop body-mind awareness, all while promoting a lifetime of wellness.
In a time when more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese, positive activates to teach our kids how to increase self-confidence and take charge of their own positions in life are important. Yoga can help develop the ability to nurture their own well-being. The techniques used in yoga are an excellent way to improve a kids strength and flexibility, and can also help with various medical conditions including asthma, insomnia, digestive problems, ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities.
Yoga can help children learn to focus and be more productive in school. It encourages a kid’s creativity and helps to develop good attention and concentration. The breathing and relaxation techniques that are taught also improve memory retention and the ability to learn to relax and reduce levels of anxiety. Yoga helps in the maintenance and expanding of kids consciousness and even building their self-esteem and self-confidence.