Yoga, a word with roots in the concept of union, is the method that employs all the aspects of our nature – body, mind and spirit – in seeking inner harmony. Yoga for Happy Kids, the method I created after years of experience teaching children and watching their needs closely, is to adapt all the valuable lessons of yoga to lessons directed at children. Yoga for Happy Kids is a rare opportunity for children to experience yoga and discipline without worrying about being wrong. Even children who have no athletic inclination find in my lessons how to approach the exercise with a different mindset. Yoga for Happy Kids improves your child’s life on five main axes:
1. Improves physical fitness
Yoga teaches children to use their muscles in completely new ways. Each exercise poses is different challenges to children’s muscles while learning to understand better their bodies and functions.
2. It improves balance and coordination in motion
Balance is a basic component of yoga. Equilibrium exercises were created to enhance physical and spiritual grace. Even when a child has difficulty in these exercises, the lesson is again there: if you fall, you only have to stand up and try again. The sense of achievement when you are challenged and conquered is really unmatched – much less when it comes to an age when your psyche is still shaping up.
3. Improves concentration
Nowadays, the stimuli that our children accept only grow – they grow in a world ten times more “noisy” than the one we grew up in. The practice of Yoga for Happy Kids encourages children to empty their minds and concentrate on the effort they make. This knowledge also applies to other areas of their lives, culminating in school, where they can better get to the lesson, learn about the lesson, the lessons, and go on. The most valuable tool for a time that only distracts and confuses our children.
4. Increases self-confidence
It is crucial that we teach our children to be confident and develop a clear picture of who they are. Yoga for Happy Kids teaches them to be persistent, patient, generous, working for their goals and not to be disappointed. I, as a teacher, show them the way to achieve an exercise – but they are responsible for its implementation, and it gives them the feeling that they can handle every challenge, every problem until they solve it.
5. Strengthens the mind-body connection
Yoga above all strengthens our spirit, exercising our body and calming our minds. Today’s children are in need of this important lesson: you are the master of your mind just as you own your body. The current world is going so well, but so quickly and the surrounding pressure can become intolerable if you do not have the right tools to process it. Sometimes I see yoga as a valve that relieves you of the pressure of all those who have accumulated in you – and when I see the children I teach, to internalize her precious teachings, I know I do not have to worry about their future.