I started yoga when I was 30.. so over 20 years ago now.. but I WISHED I’d have started earlier. I’m convinced it would have helped me ride some of the stormier times in life and who knows where my physical practice would be now (possibly levitation? Lol )
And it's more important than ever for children to lean the wonderful techniques yoga has gifted us to keep healthy in body, mind and spirit. Yoga doesn’t stop the storms (how could it, thats part of life) but it gives us the boat to ride over the stormy seas
So WHY is yoga so good for kids (as well as us big kids too)
Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. The breathing exercises and relaxation techniques learned from practicing yoga can help children with stress management. Teaching children how to reduce stress in a healthy way is an important life skill that will help them as children and as adults.
Yoga improves children’s emotional regulation. Another benefit of yoga for children is that it helps children learn to be in the present moment while relaxing and gaining a peaceful state of mind, which ultimately improves their emotional regulation.
Yoga boosts children’s self-esteem. Yoga for kids can do wonders for their self-esteem. Perfecting a pose or improving their balance and flexibility can give young children a sense of personal empowerment.
Yoga increases children’s body awareness and mindfulness. Going through a variety of yoga poses helps children learn about their bodies and the movements they’re capable of doing.
Yoga enhances children’s concentration and memory. One of the top benefits of kids’ yoga is that the different types of moves requires children to focus and work on their memorization skills—both of which can translate over into their academic performance.
Yoga develops children’s strength and flexibility. Yoga helps strengthen children’s growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility, which can reduce their chance of injury.
AND ADD AN ADULT - FAMILY YOGA - is great for creating bonds, having fun and introducing your kids to this wonderful practice. Have a giggle watching them (little bendy things that they are) normally put the grown ups to shame :-)
JOIN US! for wonderful FAMILY FUN YOGA Session this SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 10.30-11.30 with the amazing Jo T.
A session for the whole family (What even cats and dogs?) Just £5 for the whole household or free in your monthly Sole 2 Soul Membership