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MindfulLEIGH’s Yoga for Children

Yoga for kids is so much more than a “cute” version of adult yoga! Stress impacts children from all walks of life and these days stress is on the rise. Yoga gives children practical tools that REALLY work to cope with the twists and turns of life.

The benefits of yoga for children are vast and positively impacts many layers of their lives:

Physical Benefits

  • Develops a strong body improving posture
  • Increases balance, body awareness and coordination
  • Reduces injuries and improves performance
  • Improves digestion, circulation and elimination
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Relaxes the body, promoting better sleep

Mental Benefits

  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Balances energy (high or low)
  • Calms and clears the mind
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Teaches us to be more mindful of our thoughts
  • Promotes thinking and memory
  • Expands imagination and creativity
  • Supports individuality and self-expression
  • Supports a sense of universal connectedness
  • Inspires respect for self and others

Emotional Benefits

  • Improves self-acceptance and self-compassion
  • Supports character development and emotional intelligence
  • Develops self-regulation and self-management strategies
  • Empowers children by giving choices in how to respond (rather than react)
  • Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle

Yoga for kids is so much more than a “cute” version of what adults do. Stress impacts children from all walks of life and these days stress is on the rise. Yoga gives children practical tools that REALLY work to cope with the twists and turns of life.

The benefits of yoga for children are vast and positively impacts many layers.

 

Physical Benefits

  • Develops a strong body improving posture
  • Increases balance, body-awareness, and coordination
  • Reduces injuries and improves performance
  • Improves digestion, circulation, and elimination
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Relaxes the body, promoting better sleep

Mental Benefits

  • Improved Focus and concentration
  • Balances energy (high or low)
  • Calms and clears the mind, bringing us into the present moment
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • More mindful of thoughts, words and actions; less reactive
  • Promotes thinking and memory
  • Expands imagination and creativity
  • Supports individuality and self-expression
  • Supports a sense of universal connectedness
  • Inspires respect for self and others

Emotional Benefits

  • Improves Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion
  • Supports character development and emotional intelligence
  • Develops self-regulation and self-management strategies
  • Empowers children by giving them choices in how to respond (rather than react)
  • Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle

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