Welcome back to another episode of the Real Yoga for Kids Show!
Last week I talked to you about 3 of the magic ways that great children’s yoga is able to balance energy levels – to leave pretty much all kids feeling calm and relaxed by the end (when taught right!).
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
Learning to breathe properly and practise specific breathing exercises, are a big part of what makes yoga so holistically beneficial.
Isn’t it amazing that so many people go through life, not breathing fully!
We can teach kids early on how to breathe for optimal physical and emotional wellbeing.
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,
… 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.
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!