benefits of yoga for kids

  1. Physical Flexibility and Strengths
In yoga, kids learn to use all of their muscles in new ways and thus get physically stronger. No matter if a pose is done standing, sitting or lying down, each one can challenge various muscle groups while helping a child become aware of her body and how it efficiently functions.

  2. Balance and Coordination 

    Balance is a key element of yoga. Even if a child has difficulty standing on one foot, she learns mental and physical balance if she can stay calm when she falls and when she gets up to try again. 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.
  3. 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 school and get better grades, several studies note.

  4. Self-Esteem and Confidence
Yoga helps to instil confidence and to bring learning to children on an experiential level. It fosters their sense of wonder and gives them a strong sense of self. 
Yoga teaches them 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.

  5. Mind-Body Connection
Yoga helps kids achieve a sound mind in a sound body by exercising the physical body and calming the mental spirit.Since the modern world moves very, very fast for children, it's not long before they feel all kinds of pressure (personal, parental, social) to keep up with everyone around them. Yoga functions as a release valve that alleviates pressure and as a foundation to nurture and develop a resilient and resourceful body, mind, and spirit.