Yoga is compulsory in the AVM Group of Schools with a period every week in every class. Students have a special yoga uniform. Pranayama exercises are performed during the Assembly, before exams and Yoga day celebrations with other asanas at regular intervals. International Yoga day is celebrated with great pomp and show and many yoga asana competitions are participated in by the students. The Inter AVM Athletic meet has a Yoga display wherein children wear colourful uniforms to make the display look attractive.

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.

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