The meaning of the word “yoga” is “union” or “to yolk,” and refers to the union of the mind, body and breath. When an individual is united on these levels, it increases their capacity to learn, be focused and to have more success in achieving their goals

BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

Benefits of yoga for children include the following:

  • Strengthens Core Musculature

  • Balances the Nervous System

  • Supports Sensory Processing

  • Enhances Self-Regulation

  • Enhances Speech and Language Abilities

  • Supports Sequencing and Motor Planning Abilities

  • Supports Creativity and Imagination

  • Supports Overall Physical Fitness

  • Encourages Shifting One’s Attention Inward

  • Aids In Integrating the Two Hemispheres of the Brain

  • Enhances Self Awareness and Self Esteem

 

 

Daily practice of simple poses and breathing techniques can assist children in their overall learning process.  Yoga based games can increase trust levels and strengthen children’s connections with the group as a whole.  Yoga movements have a calming effect on the nervous system which allows the child to be more receptive to learning and to have optimal social interactions.

Click here to check out this blog for an inspirational story of one teen’s amazing experience with Yoga!

​© 2019 by Casey Calvey