Benefits of Yoga for Children

The following are just some of the recognized benefits of yoga for children (and adults):



Body:

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

Mind:

  • Calms and clears the mind, bringing us into the present
  • Relieves tension and stress
  • Increases concentration, focus and attention span
  • Promotes thinking and memory
  • Expands imagination and creativity
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Balances energy (high or low)

 

Spirit:

  • Builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhances team skills and social interaction
  • Develops discipline and self-control
  • Supports individuality and self-expression

 

Overall:

  • Improves mind/body connection
  • Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle

Promotes an overall sense of well-being.