Yoga for Early Learning l Blog 3
A 2003 study by California State University, Los Angeles found that yoga improved students' behavior, physical health and academic performance, as well as attitudes toward themselves.
That same year, Leipzig University reported that yoga reduces feelings of helplessness and aggression, and in the long term helps emotional balance.
Children are facing challenges and experiencing stress from early ages and yoga is an inexpensive, practical, and effective tool for assisting children to not only cope but thrive.
Experience vs theory. Understanding the concept of something is different to understanding its practical application.
In children's yoga classes instead of saying ‘calm down’ we give practical exercises that make the child feel calm.
Instead of saying ‘believe in yourself’ we give practical exercises the create body confidence and raise the child’s awareness of their own problem solving abilities.