50 benefits of yoga for children

A couple of weeks ago I promised to share an article with you about the benefits of yoga for children. Compiling these lists has inspired me once again for my new journey of teaching yoga to children!

Aside from the physical benefits, yoga has many benefits for young minds. Yoga also benefits the emotional and spiritual development of children.

Here's how children's yoga can benefit the Mind, Body, Spirit, and Heart:

Children's yoga for Mind:

  1. Calms and clears the mind
  2. Helps with becoming present
  3. Increases focus
  4. Improves attention span
  5. Leads to better memory
  6. Improves listening skills
  7. Develops language skills
  8. Inspires creativity and the imagination
  9. Develops mindfulness of thoughts, words and actions
  10. Improves academic performance

Children's yoga for the Body:

  1. Builds strength
  2. Increases flexibility
  3. Improves balance, coordination and body awareness
  4. Develops good posture
  5. Improves breathing
  6. Encourages healthy eating
  7. Aids digestion, circulation and elimination
  8. Leads to better sleep
  9. Boosts immunity
  10. Balances energy levels

Children's yoga for Spirit:

  1. Builds confidence and self-esteem
  2. Helps to develop individuality
  3. Promotes inclusivity
  4. Supports self-expression
  5. Inspires love and respect for self and others
  6. Develops determination and perseverance
  7. Inspires a sense of universal connectedness
  8. Encourages social and environmental awareness
  9. Develops a sense of responsibility
  10. Encourages reflection

Children's yoga for the Heart:

  1. Increases feelings of well-being
  2. Reduces stress and anxiety
  3. Encourages empathy
  4. Supports the development of emotional intelligence
  5. Helps to develop self-regulation skills
  6. Teaches calming techniques to manage difficult emotions
  7. Develops awareness of how emotions affect the body
  8. Has a positive influence on relationships
  9. Helps a child to feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
  10. Encourages having fun, playfulness and lightheartedness

The holistic benefits of children's yoga:

  1. Introduces children to mindfulness
  2. Introduces children to meditation
  3. Encourages healthy habits
  4. Helps children to relax
  5. Teaches self-acceptance
  6. Expands self-awareness
  7. Improves the connection between body, emotions, mind and spirit
  8. Not competitive
  9. Cultivates a feeling of being at peace
  10. Last but not least: children's yoga is easily accessible online and can be enjoyed by the whole family! Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when our children's online yoga classes become available!

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