Benefits of Yoga for Children

WHY ALL PARENTS MUST TEACH THEIR CHILDREN YOGA

Growing up isn’t easy. Today children deal with many distractions, temptations, overstimulation, and peer pressure. Because of unhealthy eating habits and lack of activity, children also develop health issues including obesity. Children are also prone to emotional issues like low self-confidence and anxiety.

Yoga is an ancient science which can turn out to be a great boon to students if practiced correctly and regularly. It works at every level of our being and brings more harmony, peace and joy into our life and improves overall well-being. Here are some of the benefits obtained from a regular yoga practice:

Physical

(1) Improves the functioning of all major organ systems of the body (2) Promotes better breathing and posture throughout the day (3) Improves strength, flexibility and endurance in the body (4) Diet preferences naturally change towards a lighter and more nutritious diet

Mental

(1) Improves memory and concentration (2) Promotes mental clarity, creativity, wisdom, discriminative power and sharp intellect (3) Develops mental and emotional balance

Spiritual

(1) Develops compassion and joy into the child’s life and helps them make a healthy expression of their true nature (2) Addresses the moral and ethical issues of the individual because the right behaviour comes out from within (3) Promotes feelings of responsibility and contribution (4) Enables relations with others in a harmonious manner and promotes team work and collaboration (5) Helps find one's own unique purpose in life in a crowded and confusing world

Article by: Umang Chhatrola

Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) Teacher


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