Benefits of Yoga for Kids and Teens
Technological advancements have introduced stressors into the lives of modern children that previous generations did not experience. Cyber-bullying is a big issue that has received a lot of attention in the media, but the need to always be connected along with the demand for instant gratification also grossly impacts our children’s stress levels.
Phew! That’s a lot of stress for a young mind and body. Yoga, breathing, and meditation could be just what the doctor ordered!
Given the opportunity to switch off, stretch, and re-center while exploring their own bodies in a non-competitive and safe environment, yoga-kiddos mature into adults with a healthy self-esteem, confidence and positive body image. Breathing exercises and techniques typical to yoga provide children with the self-regulation and coping skills necessary to face stressful situations such as exams, bullying, loss and illness…. valuable tools that will stay with them as they transition through to adulthood.
Teaching methods vary for children, depending on the developmental age and individual needs of the child. All YoYo Yoga classes for children are fun, engaging, entertaining, safe and inclusive. Exploring yoga through games, creative play, music, songs, movement, crafts and story telling, each child is involved and included in all activities.