Doing yoga is beneficial for not just adults, but it can be helpful for kids too! Yoga can avail children of some very important life skills. Yoga helps kids to improve emotional regulation, relieve stress, relax to reduce anxiety, sleep better, increase empathy and improve mood.
Practicing yoga helps the child to be more mindful and gives them a boost of positivity day in and day out.
Below are the benefits of yoga for your child
- Improves Cognitive functioning
Yoga helps to improve cognitive functioning of a kid’s mind by creating focus from within. Practicing yoga includes concentrating on body and mind. We have to focus on body movements and also on breathing pattern. When kids do yoga, they are focused on doing a task which improves their focusing power.
- Yoga helps in improving sleep
Body movement before bedtime is the best possible way to improve sleep. When we are stressed out, our body is tensed and our mind is full, reduces our ability to sleep well. This is also true for kids. We feel that kids are not stressed out, but this is totally wrong. Kids get stressed up too, so to ease out the tension and stress and have a proper sleep, kids should practice yoga for being calm through body movement and balanced breathing.
- Improves Strength and Breath Control
Practicing yoga helps build strength both mentally and physically. When a child practices yoga daily then he/she will experience better strength and cognitive skills. Stretching the body parts with balanced breathing will improve the kid’s flexibility. Yoga helps in doing balanced breathing and building physical strength which will help the child to dodge obesity, depression and will boost self-esteem & self-confidence
- Increases perseverance & determination
Doing yoga is fun for kids, they enjoy doing it together, and it’s a non-competitive activity. Some yoga poses are difficult for kids, but they try hard to get it done and once they achieve, it makes them really happy and motivated. They will keep doing the difficult pose and will be expert in it in giving them perseverance and determination towards any difficult task.
- Yoga improves children’s emotional regulation.
One more benefit of yoga for kids is that it helps children learn to be in the present moment while relaxing and gaining a peaceful state of mind, this will help the child improve emotional regulation and mindfulness.
- Yoga keeps mood happy
Doing yoga helps in getting rid of negative emotions and make the child feel happy about themselves. When a person is doing physical activity, he/she release endorphins which give a feeling of calmness. It’s always better for the child to practice yoga & feel happy and relaxed.So, Let your child embrace all the goodness with daily yoga practice.