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The benefits of Yoga for Children

22nd March 2017

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Yoga is largely associated with adults. It is often used to improve flexibility, mobility and stress amongst people between the ages of 35-54. However, it's not just this demographic that can benefit from experiencing Yoga. It's not uncommon for children to experience some of these issues as well.

As a result of this, over recent years we have seen Yoga increase in popularity amongst younger people. This is also largely down to a large increase in celebrities promoting yoga.

In a lot of cases, the audience is becoming a lot younger than expected.

Benefits of Yoga for Children

Yoga classes aimed at younger children, between the ages of 4 and 12 are beginning to pop up all over the UK. The benefits of Yoga, for example mindfulness are a very valuable skill to learn.

Mindfulness is all about awareness. A greater understanding of what we are doing and what is happening around us. The importance of being mindful can't be undervalued and learning this at a young age will be very beneficial.

Recent research has proven that mindfulness programs can improve concentration, sleep quality and mental health. Whilst they also make it easier to handle emotions and reduce stress.

Studies show that mindfulness programs improve mental health, sleep quality and concentration while also reducing distress and making it easier to describe and manage emotions.

When sitting in a classroom for a long time, children can become restless. Yoga is a great way for a child to exercise their mindfulness and learn how to apply themselves when presented with a classroom situation.

In turn this allows Children to feel more calm. Sitting in a classroom for long periods of time can leave them feeling quite restless and with pent up energy. Yoga can be a good way for allowing them to exercise this.

The obvious benefits of yoga also still apply. It will make them healthier and fitter. It will allow them to explore there imagination and think more independently.

Possibly the largest benefit of yoga for children is stress relief. What could a 7 year old possibly be worried about? Expectations, school work, social pressure, learning how to adapt to new environments.. the list goes on. Yoga teachers children how to embrace change rather than reacting negatively with bad behaviours. By being more ready to handle these situations with the help of yoga, a child can thrive.

How can I find a local yoga studio for children

Children's yoga sessions have become very popular over the last few years. As a result of this many teachers are are starting to specialize in children's yoga classes.

To find a local yoga instructor who offers classes for children, all you need to do is search using your location on Yoga Class Near You. Once you have done this you can view the classes on offer and decide which one suits you best. All you need to do then is use the orange contact button to drop the instructor an email and arrange your first session.

To make this process even easier, if you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can download the 'NearYou' App to find and book classes.

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