Yoga for Kids
Why Do Kids Love Yoga?
Kids love yoga because it’s fun and it provides amazing health benefits. Truly, there are innumerable reasons that kids can benefit from yoga. Here are our top ten reasons why yoga is awesome for kids:
- Increases self-esteem
- Enhances concentration
- Teaches present moment awareness
- Cultivates a peaceful and relaxed state of body and mind
- Gives tools for stress management
- Sparks creativity in ripe imaginations
- Encourages kind peer and social interactions
- Enhances body awareness
- Teaches discipline and responsibility
Yoga can help children maintain flexibility as well as strengthen their growing bodies. Children are given the opportunity to develop healthy and non-competitive group interaction as well as increase their ability to focus and concentrate at will. Other benefits include the ability to effectively manage stress through movement and healthy breathing techniques. We live in a busy world full of commitments, activities, pressures, and expectations. As adults, we realize how often we are stressed out and overwhelmed, but it is easy to forget that children are affected by stressors as well. Yoga can help to counter the pressures of everyday life. Children can benefit from yoga in a variety of ways. From learning balancing poses to strengthening and energizing their growing bodies, the benefits are endless.
Let your children learn and develop healthy habits from an early age. From calming techniques and deeper self awareness to the ability to focus and shut out distractions, yoga promotes mentally positive and body strengthening activities. Bring your little ones into SALT. They will LOVE it!