and Yoga sessions
for kids age 5-12
IN TODAY’S WORLD IT’S HARD TO BE A KID!
In today’s technology driven world, childhood has undergone some dramatic changes. Before, children had the freedom of being outside for hours at a time, playing with sticks, stones and everything that nature could offer. Our creativity, knowledge, independence, responsibility and healthy lifestyles were gained naturally by playing outside with others. It was difficult to keep us indoors as we were always so keen to go outside and explore.
BREATHING EXERCISES AND YOGA MEDITATION HAVE A CALMING EFFECT ON CHILDREN
Teaching children to work with the breath is becoming increasingly important as many children feel overwhelmed dealing with so many challenges in today’s world. They are exposed to drugs on an epidemic level, peer pressure, poisonous media programming, electronic devices and environmental crises. All of these have a huge impact on their development. The need for a powerful and transformational tool for our children couldn’t be greater.
HOW YOGA CAN HELP YOUR CHILD
Breathing exercises may teach children how to properly relax. Stress levels may be naturally reduced and healthy hormones are released.
Practicing yoga poses builds strength and helps to maintain a healthy weight. Balancing poses promote coordination, stimulate calmness, and teach us how to quiet the mind. They help to manage everyday stress and overstimulation by distractions such as computer games, TV shows, mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Balancing poses improve concentration levels. For those children who struggle with focusing their attention, yoga can increase responsiveness.
Yoga sessions give them a great opportunity to express themselves, helping to boost their confidence and promoting a positive self-image.
TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH BENEFITS FOR YOUNG
Just like adults, children can suppress their inner emotions and traumas. Transformational breath may elevate and clear the energy of the blocked emotions and memories.
Transformational breath allows more oxygen and life-force into the body, it improves energy balance and flow within the energy field. It is a drug-free remedy for respiratory illness, regeneration and the primary way to detoxify your body.
Consequently, these breathing techniques may increase concentration, focus, and relaxation.
Part of the journey of transformational breathing is gaining the ability to tap into more authentic aspects of oneself, thereby it may raise self-awareness and self-esteem.
One of the most common learning difficulties diagnosed in children is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). By teaching these children to breathe more deeply and thereby bringing their energy more fully into their bodies, they may become more focused, and hold their attention better. (Dr Judith Kravitz)