Given today’s statistics for childhood stress and obesity, it’s clear that children are no longer getting enough exercise. They need a formalised fitness class which will keep them active and teach them respect for their bodies and health. Yoga is such a class which addresses these issues and appeals to children of all fitness levels and backgrounds.
Anyone who teaches yoga to a child will testify that yoga for children is very different to yoga for an adult. If a child is taught yoga in the same way as an adult then, of course, they will quickly lack motivation becoming bored. If yoga is taught to a child in the same way it is taught to an adult then the child’s developing body could be put at risk of injury or overstimulation of the glands.
When yoga is presented using a child’s language and their incredible ability, enthusiasm and imagination then yoga based classes will teach children about the power within themselves, physically and mentally. It will give children a lifetime toolbox of techniques to; self-calm, energise, be in the moment and accept – traits which can help navigate life’s challenges.
If you would like your child to become interested in yoga then find a class that is age appropriate.