Most of us are pretty “busy” people; we live in a society that rewards those that are always on the go – moving from one thing to the next – and some of us may even feel that being “busy” is a status symbol. If we are busy – we are important right? That means we are doing something… we are productive… we are achieving within society. If this is how “adults” feel – I wonder how kids feel.
Children today live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, video games, media influences, competitive sports etc. We may not feel like these influences could be stressful for kids, but often they are. Research has shown that incorporating yoga into a child’s routine may improve academic performance, self-esteem, classroom behaviours, concentration and emotional balance (Stueck & Gloeckner, 2005). Children need time to themselves (just like adults), and yoga can help them relax enough to feel the freedom to just be a kid! With that – here are 5 main reasons (there are probably many more) on why kids should be doing yoga!
So… would yoga be something your kids would enjoy?
Interested in having Kids Yoga at your condo?
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M. Stueck and N. Gloeckner, “Yoga for Children in the Mirror of Science: Working Spectrum and Practice Field of the Training of Relaxation with Elements of Yoga for Children,” Early Child Development and Care 174 no. 4 (2005): 371-377.