Kids Yoga is a nice and easy way to learn and to introduce Yoga to the kids. Yoga presented in a child’s language help counter the stress experienced by the little ones living in this fast-paced world. There are plenty of Yoga styles and practices available for adults in the market, but doing Yoga at an early age can significantly aid in the holistic development of a child. Hence, Jal Academy is introducing Jal Kids Yoga Teacher Training to help both aspiring Kids Yoga teachers-to-be, parents, grandparents, school teachers, early childhood educators or even medical professionals to gain a better understanding and find alternate ways to engage the children meaningfully.
Gain Better Understanding of Kids
Kids experience the world as a one big sense organ as their body is like a sponge that is receptive to every input from the world around. Therefore, the use of fingers, toes, and skins with Yoga helps to foster a mind-body connection. Kids are pure, honest and have an intuition about the world that we adults have largely forgotten. As adults, we often forget to live in the present moment. Teaching Yoga to kids is a truly humble experience as it allows you to grow with them. You will learn to be daring, be receptive to your imperfections, be adventurous and just enjoy the fun and the present moment. This is the moment where you gain more insights into the kid’s world and learn to interact and develop better communication with the kids.
Help Kids Nurture Self-Love & Self-Acceptance
Kids Yoga offers 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 lessons they have learned from Yoga will equip the kids with powerful tools in times of self-doubt during the teen years and beyond.
Help Kids To Concentrate
Yoga can increase the kids’ focus time and help with concentration. According to research, 20 minutes of Yoga could help the kid’s 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. Apart from that, through deep breathing and movement, Yoga creates awareness in the kids’ bodies. It provides them a way to express themselves, builds a strong connection between their mind and action. With healthy body awareness, kids will have more confidence and physical strength, and will eventually acquire a sense of quiet strength that allows them to weather through difficult times and stay focus on their goals.
Enhance Kids’ Imagination
There will be a lot of role plays and games that allow the kids to be whatever they want to be. By using pose names like “Cat, bridge, table, tree, dog, volcano” etc, this helps to keep the focus on the physical benefits of Yoga for children. It enables them to have fun while imagining and game-playing. By combining physical activity and imaginative play, kids are able to benefit from the benefits of Kids Yoga and it is a win-win for you and the kids.
Improve Physical And Mental Health Of Kids
Through the games played in the class, Yoga lengthens and strengthens kids’ bodies. Every kid has 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.
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