Yoga For All Ages
Yoga For Children:
Children are like a canvas, absorbing paint and colors easily, and they will pick up, imitate and learn from all the influences they are exposed to, imbibing knowledge from their parents, teachers, surroundings and friends. They are amazing conduits of energy and positivity, and adults can gain much from observing their intrinsic natures. Yoga provides an ideal meeting place for mutual growth and understanding, allowing adults to grow alongside the children in thier worlds. The best way an adult can teach a child is by practising themselves. The child will watch, and will know if the adult is absorbed and gaining discipline, nourishment, freedom and focus through the practice.
The Benefits Of Yoga For Children:
Yoga controls and soothes emotions, removing anxiety through stretching and breathing, and enhances mental focus and physical performance. As well as improved self-esteem, the relaxation benefits help children to sleep and rest. Learning to breathe with awareness may help kids to control their anger (releasing negativity and excess energy) and can give shy ones more confidence and self-acceptance. Yoga keeps the bones healthy, strong and aligned, and the muscles around them supple. In fact, muscles are massaged in many of the postures. Balancing poses enhance focus, equipose, grace and concentration. They awaken creativity and fine-tune the mind. Poses named after animals and geometric angles encourage imagination and play, combined with strength, fitness and discipline. Weight is regulated and the whole child is treated - mind, body, emotions and spirit.
Yoga Asanas For Children