Author: Helen Clare

A happy calm child

How to help children calm down

One of the main reasons I love sharing yoga with children so much, is the incredible effect it has on balancing their energy levels and helping kids calm down.

I’ve seen grumpy/ upset/ resistant children come into my yoga lessons – and gradually start to forget their worries, ease out their tensions and balance their nervous systems, to finally feel calm and relaxed.

I’ve seen excited/ over-stimulated children bounce in – and gradually focus their minds, work off their energy and balance their nervous systems, to finally feel calm and relaxed.

In today’s episode, I want to talk about 3 ways in which yoga works this magic.

Have a watch, then let me know – do you have a yoga experience story to share linked to one of these 3 elements? And that can be either your own experience, or a child’s!

PS. If you’re ready to start, or continue to share the practice of yoga and mindfulness with children… then consider applying for the Class Yoga Teacher Training course! It’s happening 25-29 May, in Bath, UK. Get all the details → right here!

See you next time! Helen

Learn to teach yoga to children

Learn to teach yoga to children

Learn to teach yoga and mindfulness to children this May with Class Yoga founder Helen Clare. This 5 day teacher training will give you the skills and confidence to lead kid’s yoga classes in your school or studio.

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How to help children self regulate (calm themselves down)

Yoga teaches us how to be more present and mindful.

It does this in the way that we…

… focus our mind and attention on moving our body,

… concentrate on a balance,

… breathe,

… turn our senses inward for once!

In today’s episode, I share 3 ways that children can use techniques they learn in yoga, as tools to help self regulate and feel calm.

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How to help children feel Positive!

How we think becomes what we say and what we do – and as role models, children pick up on this, and behave in the same way!

It can take some practise, but when we’re mindful enough to notice when we are in a negative slump, we can help ourselves get out of it more quickly – obviously benefiting our own wellbeing but also that of the kids around us!

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