July 9, 2019

Discover Why Kids Need Yoga as Much as We Do

Yoga presented in a child's language can help counter the stress experienced by little ones living in a hurry-up world. Learn the benefits of teaching yoga for kids.

Yoga presented in a child's language can help counter the stress experienced by little ones living in a hurry-up world.

Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children's lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better.

Yoga can help counter these pressures. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life's challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion – instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children.

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvellous inner light that all children have to the surface.

When yogis developed the asanas many thousands of years ago, they still lived close to the natural world and used animals and plants for inspiration—the sting of a scorpion, the grace of a swan, the grounded stature of a tree. When children imitate the movements and sounds of nature, they have a chance to get inside another being and imagine taking on its qualities.

Roots of Life Events are pleased to announce that we will be doing live demonstrations of yoga for kids at out next Wellbeing for Kids event on the 29th September at The Globe Arena in Morecambe please come along and let your children experience this at first hand.

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Debs Brookes Roots of Life
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