I teach yoga to children aged 2 - 16 in schools, nurseries, play
centres and children's groups throughout Nottinghamshire.I am fully
insured and have CRB clearance. If you are interested in childrens yoga please contact me
Benefits of Yoga for children
Where to begin?..
A child is like an open book, able to learn and absorb from those
around them, their activities and surroundings. To introduce a child
to yoga is to open a whole new world of possibilities and lead them
towards being healthier on the inside and out.
In a world where children have less opportunity to build healthy
bodies and minds and spend so much time sitting behind desks, yoga is
a holistic practice which will help the child to achieve a healthier,
stronger inner and outer body in a supportive and non competitive
Through the development of balance, and the building of core
strength in the abdominal and back muscles, the child achieves a
stronger posture, leading to correct alignment of the body.
Yoga improves the child's co-ordination, movement and awareness of
the body by teaching imaginative ways to move from posture to posture.
Improved flexibility is achieved by using a variety of simple poses,
backbends, forward bends, twists and balances to work the spine and
all major muscle groups in a safe and achievable way.
Through the use of simple breathing exercises the child strengthens
and tones their lungs and learns techniques to calm and relax
themselves when in stressful situations.
The internal organs, kidneys, liver, intestines etc are massaged
using safe simple postures which help with digestive problems and
maintain a healthier inner body.
The child will, through the use of exciting and engaging stories,
games and artistic activities stimulate their imagination and
creativity and be enable to express themselves in a safe environment.
This in turn boosts self confidence, self awareness, self esteem and
personal power for the child leading to a feeling of overall well
being and energy for life.
Yoga helps to improve a child's concentration, memory and general
ability to focus.
Relaxation techniques and visualisations will help the child to
develop a calm and balanced emotional state, give them tools to cope
with the problems of everyday living and promote better sleep.