The Benefits of Yoga for Children

List: Posted: 08/08/11

When you want your children to be healthier and happier, you may find yourself looking into all of the various sports and exercises available for children.  There are many classes today that offer yoga for children, for good reason.  Yoga has long been known as a gentle, natural exercise for adults that promotes balance not only of the body, but of the mind and spirit as well.  Yoga for children can be just as beneficial, and can lead to many long term health and mental benefits.

Yoga is a remarkable practice that consists of a variety of natural stretches and poses that increase flexibility and circulation, while also helping to relax the mind and body.  Because the practice promotes a healthy state of mind and spirit, it is also excellent for combating depression and helping kids deal with stress.  Yoga can help kids learn healthy ways to deal with things that negatively affect them, and leave them much more focused on school, their hobbies and interests, and their relationships with others.

Promoting exercise is crucial in a world where many children seem to indulge in video games and fast food more often than healthy eating and outdoor activities.  If your child seems hesitant about taking up yoga alone, consider a yoga program where parents, grandparents, and even friends can join in.  It makes an excellent bonding activity and will strengthen their relationships.

Yoga will also positively affect children's attitudes and temper tantrums they may have. It's been proven to help heal children after they endure traumatic events such as divorces or the death of a loved one.  While practicing the exercise, they'll grow into healthier individuals who are more happy and balanced in life.

 

Yoga Schools & Classes

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  • Ashburn, VA 20147
  • (571) 291-2923
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  • Ashburn, VA 20147
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  • Sterling, VA 20165
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