Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. They are introduced to yoga through lots of fun activities and games. Physically,
it enhances their flexibility, strength coordination, and body awareness.
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. Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children (ages 6 to 12).
Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behaviour, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.
A growing number of schools now integrate yoga and mindfulness into
physical education programs or classroom curriculum, and many yoga studios offer classes for school-age children. Yoga can be playful and interactive for parents and children at home, as well.
“Yoga creates children who are bright light in the world“