Yoga for Kids
Yoga has been around for thousands of years. Yoga is a practice that started in India, and is now very
popular all over the World. The word “YOGA ” means “union” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India.
Quite simply, yoga is the “union” or coming together of mind (thoughts and feelings) and physical body.
Many people feel an overall sense of well-being when they practice yoga.
Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. YOGA and KIDS are a
Yoga teaches the Kids about their bodies.
When the Kids practice the physical postures or exercises (called asanas), These postures help them to
become strong and flexible. Which help them to Balance their Body Language in their Examinations
Yoga teaches the Kids how to breathe better.
When the kids breathe deeply (called pranayama), they become more aware, this brings Calmness in
their body , controls the mind ,energises and Sharpens their Brains .
Yoga teaches the Kids how use their energy more effectively.
When the Kids are to practice yoga, They learn how to use the life force energy in their bodies (called
prana) to be more focused and motivated.
The beauty of yoga is that children can practice alone, with a friend or with a group. Many schools are
now teaching yoga to young children, and there are many choices of after-school or weekend classes for
Professional organizations that focus on children also support the idea behind yoga. The American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The National Association of the Education for Young Children
(NAEYC) recommend that children should participate in activities that support the development of the
whole child. Which is exactly possible with Yoga .