The Many Benefits of Children’s Yoga

When it comes to our kids, we all want what’s best for them. Yoga gives your child the tools to achieve mindfulness and process the hectic and sometimes confusing world they live in as we all strive to do our best.  What better way to do this than with a kids yoga class designed to teach both yoga and mindfulness practices and holistic principles such as healthy eating?  Why not sign them up for a course of YoKid yoga classes? These classes are aimed at providing your child with the best tools for making healthy choices for his or her mind and body.  Over the last five years YoKid has teamed up with organizations such as Whole Foods Market, The City of Alexandria, The Boys and Girls Club, Kids in the Kitchen, and many others to raise awareness of health, fitness and exercise for kids.

Here are just a few of the benefits your child can experience from a regular yoga practice:

  • toning and strengthening muscles
  • calming the mind
  • behavioral management 
  • reduction of Asthma implications
  • increased  stamina to help a child excel in other physical activities or sports
  • breathing techniques to help themselves through tough times, such as the pressure of exams, or dealing with difficult emotions 

Yoga is for ALL ages, from kids to teens to seniors.  YoKid hosts several events throughout the year, so don’t sit there wondering if you or your child will like it, come and try it today! For a few quick facts on the benefits of yoga for kids, click here. And click here to get more information on classes for your child.

A Few Helpful Links:

Yokid http://yokid.org/classes/

Whole Foods Market http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Psych Guides http://www.psychguides.com/guides/behavioral-emergencies/

Health Foods USA http://www.healthfoodusa.org

US Departments of Education http://www.ed.gov

Education Week http//www.edweek.org/ew/issues/after-school-programs

Education.com http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_why_Afterschool/

contributed by reader Jenni Richardson
photo courtesy of www.yisforyoga.co.za

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