Yoga for children is said to celebrate and enhance the natural gifts that children have, including their curiosity, awareness and sense of wonder. It may also help them to experience a sense of belonging and community.
The benefits of yoga for children include:
- Strengthening the body
- Improving flexibility
- Developing mind-body coordination
- Increasing the breathing capacity
- Calming the mind
- Preventing obesity, asthma and sinusitis
- Teaching about balance
- Learning self-care
- Improving sleep
Yoga for children is becoming increasingly popular in schools, and there are options for children to learn yoga with their parents or families as well as with their peers.