Yoga can help reduce the stress experienced by children living in this chaos world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, mass-produced video games, malls, busy extra cirrocumulus activities and competitive sports. We usually don’t think kids might feel stressful, but often they are just as adults. The bustling pace of children’s lives can have a extreme effect on their innate happiness.
Fortunately, yoga can help reduce these pressures as children being taught techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, so that they can navigate life’s challenges with ease. Learning yoga at an early age help increase self-esteem, confidence and encourage body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. At the same time, yoga fosters cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition.
Yoga is a gift for children with enormous benefits including enhances their physical strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. In addition to improving their concentration, sense of calmness and relaxation. Practicing yoga allows children to connect more deeply with the inner self, and to enhance an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga pushed that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.
When yogis created the asanas thousands of years ago, they lived close to the natural world and used animals and plants for inspiration. Die to which, yoga poses are inspired by the nature, the sting of a scorpion, the grace of a swan, the grounded stature of a tree,etc. When children imitate the movements and sounds of nature and animals, they have a chance to get inside another being and imagine being encouraged. When they imitate the pose of the lion (Simhasana) for instance, they might experience both the power and behavior of the lion, and develop their own sense of power: when to be aggressive and when to retreat. The physical movements introduce kids has yoga’s true meaning of: union, expression, honor for oneself and being a part in the delicate web of life.