Yoga for children is non-competitive and suitable for all abilities
“Yoga is something that every child should be taught as a life skill. It is a practice that enables them to understand and experience how their bodies and minds works, and puts maintenance of their physical and mental wellbeing within their own control”
– Dr Peter Davies, School of Integrated Health at the University of Westminster
Classes are fun! Themes are used to include lots of poses, and activities, including ‘quiet’ time practices.
While the postures can provide the physical benefits of yoga by improving strength and flexibility in the body, Yoga also incorporates breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques which can improve concentration, memory retention and help children develop good attention skills.
Yoga encourages self-confidence and self-esteem in children by supporting a child’s creativity and emotional growth. Yoga can help this age group by getting them to appreciate their body’s capabilities and increase overall body awareness. Learning suitable breathing and relaxation techniques can help children to self-regulate and recognise nervous tension in the body. Through Yoga a child can learn how to relax properly and reduce levels of anxiety.