So you think Kid’s Yoga is all about playing games and having fun? Then you must have missed out so much! Kid’s Yoga actually helps with holistic development of a kid. And as they grow older, Yoga actually teaches them many incredibly valuable lessons that they can carry forward and value add their lives. Here are some of the reasons why you should start bringing your kids to Kid’s Yoga!
1. Reduce & Learn to Deal With Stress
Are your kids often dealing with frustration by crying and throwing tantrums?
Are your kids stressing over school results and CCA?
You know you can provide any resources to help your kids, but are you able to help with the stress that is accumulating within them?
Kid’s Yoga actually helps kids to build more positive and optimistic outlook about life and their abilities, and they will be less likely to succumb to anxiety, depression and other mental health issues that are so prevalent today. In Yoga, kids will learn that relaxation is allowed and encouraged. However, not everyone knows how to relax and it takes practice. Kid’s Yoga provides a space for their mind to slow down and settle. This practice will teach them to relax and be still. Kids will be able to deal with stress and pressures that they are facing as they grow older.
2. Nurture Self-Acceptance & Self-Love
Living in the competitive society of Singapore, your kids are constantly facing pressure to maintain good grades, keep up with school works and to perform well for CCA etc. Kid’s Yoga can actually encourage healthier growth of the kids. It offers the children the opportunities to learn something that is non-competitive. Yoga teaches kids that their bodies are unique and different and there is no one better or worse at Yoga than anyone else. Kids will be exploring their bodies and learn from them in their own ways. With the society sending numerous messages of inadequacy, kids will learn to accept, cherish and love themselves as they are.
Starting from a young age, the valuable lesson they have learned from Yoga will equip the kids with powerful tools in times of self-doubt during the teen years and beyond.
3. Able to Focus More, Help With Concentration
Is your kid having a short concentration span? Yoga actually can increase the kids’ focus time and help with concentration. Kids will learn to be present, and the breathing techniques will help them throughout the day, in any situation. Through deep breathing and movement, Yoga creates awareness in the kids’ bodies. It provides them a way to express themselves, build strong connection between their mind and action. With healthy body awareness, kids will have more confidence and strength. They will also have better posture and breath better, and acquire a sense of quiet strength.
4. Help With Healthy Growth
Through the games played in the class, Yoga lengthens and strengthens kids’ bodies. Your kids have to be strong because a body is unable to yield under pressure if it is solemnly based on strength. Furthermore, with a lack of flexibility, strong muscles alone could not move quickly and it will pull on bones and joints. Yoga poses stretch muscles and through integrating breathing and movement, muscles become warm and more flexible. They can yield when they need to, and support tender joints in a more functional way.
5. Improve Academic Results
According to research, 20 minutes of Yoga could help your brain function better, and results in better academic results compared with aerobic exercise! Kids are better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly, more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively. So letting your kids participate in Yoga can actually enhance their academic performance. You get to kill two birds in one stone!
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