In an ever changing world, every stage of a child’s life is froth with immense pressure that builds up varying degree of stress. Today children are living in arguably one of most stressful of times, being caught in a whirlpool of anxiety, peer pressure, unhealthy competition, innumerable distractions and temptations. Everything wears on their personality and many times kids even battle sleeplessness, which was unheard of just a few decades ago.
Both the child and the parents are challenged as to how to manage stress and foster a healthy and comprehensive upbringing. Yoga, an ancient science envisaged by sages in India has a very powerful and positive impact on children and adults alike. It might turn out to be the one solution for myriad problems faced by kids and teenagers.
The greatest gift to give to your child is a key to a healthy mind and body. As a parent, our primary responsibility is to help children grow up as healthy, happy and positive individual. Children should be strong enough to face the changing weather of life. The first lesson a child needs to learn is the importance of healthy living.
Yoga for Children is a wonderful tool to empower your child both physically and mentally.Yoga is one science that helps synchronize the mind, body and soul and this synchronization automatically takes away the mental pressure, increases stamina, helps alleviate stress and eliminates the negativity from the mind.
Takes off the pressure- Pranayam or breathing exercise in yoga makes the child both physically and mentally strong and when they find inner fulfillment or satiated within, meeting the challenges of life does not make them stressful and helps them develop a positive outlook.
Reduce Stress – Yoga asans and breathing techniques helps the mind body coordination and is highly relaxing. It completely relieves stress and anxiety.
Boosts Self-Esteem and confidence – Yoga encourages a noncompetitive yogic exercise. A strong mind and a strong body naturally boosts the confidence of the child.
Teamwork and Care – Yoga for children are designed to encourage teamwork and partner exercise which helps build a healthy attitude and a positive personality, naturally erasing all conflicts and hostility.
Improves Overall physical and mental Health – Yoga asans enhances flexibility, physical strength, mind body coordination, and body awareness.
Reduces Restlessness – A restless mind can be the worst enemy because it plays havoc on the ability to focus, eventually retarding the overall performance in all fields. Yoga and meditation relaxes the mind and has a very calming effect.
Focus – Yoga fosters mind body coordination and breathing technique greatly enhances their focus.
Fitness – Yoga asans are a great fitness exercise making them tough both physically and mentally. Yoga helps the child to connect to his inner self.
Enhances creative skills- Improves their Creativity. A relaxed and composed mind enables the child to think out of the box. Yoga encourages them to be open minded and to try new things in life.
Improves Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Stress plays havoc both at the physical and mental level. Science has also noted the positive effects yoga can have on children. Statistics have found that yoga can improve symptoms in adolescents with Irritable bowel syndrome.
Asthma – Yoga can help people who have asthma learn to breathe more easily.
Multiple Sclerosis sclerosis – Yoga can help people who have multiple sclerosis.
Lose Weight weight – It is an effective way to help obese teens lose weight.
Fatigue – Yoga can builds and strengthens stamina and physical health and improves fatigue.
Improve Grades – Yoga has proven to improve kids’ grades and enhances academic performance by inculcating discipline, attendance and self-esteem. Yoga improves grade point averages among children.
Treats sleeplessness- Yoga relaxes the mind and body keeps stress at bay. A relaxed mind and body helps kids and teens fall asleep at night effortlessly.
Improves ADHD – Science has proven that yoga has brought significant benefits in children with autism and ADHD and have shown visibly reduced aggressive behavior, social withdrawal and hyperactivity. Yoga has significantly helped kids address heightened anxiety, poor motor coordination, and weak self-regulation, something that otherwise with any other medical care was very difficult to do.
Yoga asans, with its relaxing breathing technique, is a great way for calming the mind, while gaining an awareness of their bodies, self-control and discipline. Children with behavioral issues have shown remarkable improvement and yoga has helped them relate in a relationally healthy manner with other children.
Yog has a very calming effect on hyperactive kids with its relaxing breathing technique and focused time in specific asans helps calm the children. Kids with hyperactive syndrome need a higher amount of movement and yoga helps channelize their impulses in a positive manner.
Statistics show that children were less hyperactive after regular yoga practice and showed increased concentration, mental and physical discipline and enhanced confidence level.
Yoga is proven to have direct correlation between improved self-esteem , physical health and grade point among students. Students who were regular with yoga practice had fewer referrals to indiscipline and focus problem.
Awareness of the breath
Pranayam or breathing technique helps in mind body awareness increasing their focus, enhancing their breathing and lung capacity and releases healthy hormones naturally relaxes the mind and the body.
Strengthening and energizing
The various stretching asans or exercise builds the body strength, helps maintain a healthy body weight and builds strong digestive system.
Yoga for kids has to be customized and peppered with energizing commentary while making them aware of the benefits of different postures incorporating games with different postures that would help build strength, awareness and coordination. Many children love the challenge of balancing poses and love to learn other aspects of anatomy.
Balancing poses develop an intrinsic physical strength and meditative postures instills stillness and calmness in the mind. It improves kids focus and automatically increases their attention span.
It empowers the kids to deal with the stress of ever changing modern times.
Meditation and relaxation
Yoga is a science which integrates all aspects of our being – mind body and spirit and all yoga asans are meditative by nature. While doing all the asans, focus is on breath and posture, hence whether the child is doing a balancing posture or sitting in meditation, it has a very calming effect. Irrespective of child’s personality, a regular yoga sessions with kids is proven to improve their focus and decrease stress.
Yoga encourages a natural way of learning, empowers them physically, develops strength, flexibility and concentration keeping the child mentally fit, boosts their self-esteem and can be used as springboard to improve their grade. Regular yoga sessions bring incremental difference in the child’s personality. It gives them the confidence ‘Yes I can do it’.
Register today for kids yoga class at JKYNH, Odisha. Call for group yoga classes and experience the difference.