Studies show that yoga is an amazing practice for children.
“Introducing yoga for children at a young age can alleviate stress, introduce an alternative exercise and fend off some illnesses.”
“Yoga is a stress release tool for children (…), as a sport (…) and as a Natural Medicine (…)”
AUSTRALIAN YOGA JOURNAL, 2010
My first inspiration on this amazing journey was “Fun Yoga for Kids and Families”. I received this certificate back in 2013 after my training in Dubai with Rainbow Kids Yoga.
I started to offer fun yoga sessions for children at schools as an afternoon activity. But I added to it some life skills, tools and techniques to release negative emotions, raise their energy and be happy.
The impact on children’s life was so great. Soon after, parents started to contact me just to express their gratitude. Their own children were going home teaching them what they learned. Their own children were telling them how to be easier on themselves and to let go and embrace life.
Until now, I conduct Fun Yoga sessions for children. And I see it as helping children and changing the world, one heart at a time.
During these sessions, children practice fun yoga exercises and learn life skills and life coaching techniques to help them in their daily life challenges.
In a nutshell, my fun yoga and empowerment sessions for children help them get more flexibility, boost their self-esteem, improve their concentration and allow them to be more relaxed, more successful and more cheerful!
Research suggests that teaching children to disconnect through mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga can help them in the same way it benefits adults. Studies also show that mindfulness can alleviate teen depression and anxiety, enhance sleep quality, and even improve self-esteem.
~ Huffington Post, Sep 29, 2015
We live in a constant rush, and our children are faced with non-stop lessons, competitive sports, school pressures, video games, and social media every day. Help your children to reconnect with their innate joy while developing mindfulness, compassion, patience, respect, and kindness towards others.
Written by: Just OM Yoga Studio, October 7, 2016