PE classes are supplemented by regular yoga sessions conducted by qualified yoga practitioners experienced in yoga for kids and young people. Yoga classes are perfectly integrated into the academic curriculum and help ensure the wholesome physical and mental development of our pupils.
Yoga is beneficial to kids in many ways. As children encounter emotional, social, and physical challenges or conflicts, a dedicated and intentional yoga practice that includes breathing techniques, behavioural guidelines, and physical postures can be incredibly valuable for them. Yoga is something children can practice anywhere and the breathing, the concentration, the poses, and the way kids learn to act or react to situations, will lead to constant self-discovery and inquisitiveness.
Regular yoga practice enhances the physical flexibilty. Whether a pose is done standing, sitting, or lying down, each one can challenge various muscle groups while helping a child become aware of his/her body and how efficiently it functions.
It Refines Balance and Coordination. Balance is a key element of yoga. Balancing poses promote mental and physical poise. As children learn to improve their physical balance, they will be filled with a sense of accomplishment. Coordination is also closely tied to balance and promotes overall dexterity.
It Develops Focus and Concentration. The act of practicing poses encourages children to clear their mind and focus on the effort. As a result of this single focus to achieve a particular pose or stay balanced, yoga helps children to focus and concentrate in academic subjects and get better grades.
It Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence. Yoga helps to instill confidence and to bring learning to children on an experiential level. Yoga teaches kids to persevere, be patient, and work toward their goals. A yoga teacher can only offer guidance; it is the child who has to work to succeed. Therefore, when a child masters a pose, it gives him confidence and self-esteem.
It Strengthens the Mind-Body Connection. Yoga helps kids achieve a sound mind in a sound body by exercising the physical body and focusing the mind.
Yoga is beneficial to children of all ages, but it has been found to be particularly so for kids with special needs. It helps reduce kids’ aggressive behavior, social withdrawal, and hyperactivity. It helps address kids’ heightened anxiety, poor motor coordination, and weak self-regulation, something that otherwise is very difficult to do.
Parents may notice how yoga benefits their kids, but the best judges are the kids themselves. Children who have practiced yoga tell teachers and parents that they are able to concentrate better during the day, focus better on their activities, and pay attention to their tasks – all the finest endorsements.