Benefits of Yoga & Mindfulness for Children

The benefits of yoga and mindfulness for children are many, including increased focus and concentration, heightened body awareness and self-control, better balance and flexibility, and enhanced athletic performance.

 

Yoga & Mindfulness for children also teaches techniques for self regulation, it helps with stress relief, promotes calmness, and starting at a young age creates healthy habits for life.

  • Helps balance mind and body

  • Increases strength and flexibility

  • Instills confidence with new challenges and experiences

  • Increases self awareness

  • Promotes self discipline

  • Teaches techniques to help build focus and attention

  • Teaches respect, compassion and sharing

  • Builds coordination and balance

  • Teaches to love your inner self

  • Teaches how to find a sense of calmness and self control

  • Fun and Creative

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Mindfulness in Schools

Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in school-based mindfulness programs. Here's a round-up of four new studies at the frontier.

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Mental Health Potentials of Yoga

This article discusses yoga as a potential tool for children to deal with stress and regulate themselves. 

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Scientific Evidence supports Yoga Practices

Research on school-based yoga and mindfulness suggests that these programs may have a number of positive effects on student health, behavior, and performance.