What are the benefits of Yoga?
This can only be good news for the sporty child! Whether it’s boys sport or girls, flexibility is often the key to avoiding injury. Many children have also developed sedentary lifestyles – time is often spent gaming or browsing the internet - and so their muscles are not being stretched and used as they should be. Yoga is a great way to combat this.
Refined Balance and Coordination
For our dancers, athletes and gymnasts, yoga is a fantastic method of learning balance and improving hand-eye coordination – vital skills for thriving in these vocations.
Developed Focus and Concentration
Every parent of every child in the world wants this one. Yoga requires children focus on movement, which increases a child ability to concentrate. This should migrate into other areas of life, including school application and homework.
When a child masters a pose it gives them confidence and heightened self-esteem. Yoga for kids teaches that perseverance and patience is needed to attain your goals, which is a healthy philosophy to all areas of life.
Strengthened Mind/Body Connection
Having a yoga mindset at an early age is a great foundation for any child. Yoga teaches you to respect your body and mind, to respect your friends, your parents and to be truthful and kind.
Many schools in Essex have already introduced yoga to their weekly activities and more and more yoga studios are offering kids yoga on their timetable. Could yoga help your child with have a better relationship with their body and mind? With half term approaching, perhaps it's a good time to see if your child can enjoy the benefits of yoga.
The following are children's yoga instructors in Essex, please contact them for further details about any of their classes.
Step Into Yoga: Yoga 4 Kids
Knights Way Centre, Knights Way, Brentwood, CM13 2AZ
Contact Renate Mullins at [email protected] or on 07890 510622 for more information.
Love U Yoga: Mummy & Baby Yoga
255 High Rd, Loughton, IG10 1AD
Contact Kat at [email protected] or on 07989 411002 for more information.
Little Yoga Studio: Classes for Children
Classes in Chelmsford, Coggeshall and Kelvedon.
Contact Nicola at [email protected] or on 07734 821397 for more information.