Yoga classes for children
Children today are under a lot of stress. Homework, pressure to compete with other children, endless after school activities, over – scheduling – it all adds up. It is very alarming how many children are suffering from psychosomatic disorders such as sleeping disturbances, eating disturbances, headaches and very often wrong posture like drooping shoulders as well as stress related to pressure, competition and aggression in school.
To help children cope, we must find a way of exercise that involves the whole body, the unity of body, soul and mind. Yoga helps them to develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility and coordination. They can carry these skills beyond class into their daily routines. Yoga is the way to come back to this unity, to come back to perfect balance. Yoga is movement combined with correct breathing and meditation. It makes the child alert, strong, healthy and confident. Yoga greatly helps children to cope with day-to-day pressures. Yoga has also been shown to help the hyperactive and attention deficit child. These children crave movement and sensory / motor stimulus, yoga helps channel these impulses in a positive way.
age 5 – 12