Our children live in a fast paced world. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better. Yoga can help counter these pressures. This domain helps children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfilment; they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease.
Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children. Children derive enormous benefits from Yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface. They learn
- Yoga asanas: hand, eye, leg and hip rotation and Padmasan
- Breathing exercises: deep abdominal breathing
- Physical, mental and emotional relaxation: being still, being able to close eyes for some time.
- Meditation for positive thinking: concentration activities