5 Good Reasons Why Your Children Should Practice Yoga

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More and more schools are including the practice of yoga for children in their extracurricular activities.

In some cities of Spain, such as Barcelona, ​​yoga is part of the study program as one more subject along with language or mathematics since they have been able to verify that yoga increases the concentration of children in classes, even improving their notes and behavior.

But, what benefits does practicing yoga have for a child?

1. Improve your health by increasing flexibility, elasticity, strength and balance.

Through simple stretches and asanas (yoga exercises) a strong and healthy body is achieved, the glands and internal organs are stimulated, favoring their functioning, they relax, stretch and strengthen the muscles.

2. Get good body posture.

Becoming aware of your own body. A stronger spine, a correct posture that reduces deviations and back pain.

3. Eliminates anxiety, stress, calms emotions and helps to relax.

With simple breathing and relaxation exercises the nervous system is toned and the mind calmed. The calmer and more regular the breathing is, the greater a state of calm and tranquility is achieved.

4. Increases confidence, concentration, self-esteem and optimism.

Working through relaxation techniques, visualizations and small meditations.

5. Develops creativity, imagination, values ​​of friendship, camaraderie and respect.

Through games, stories, songs, crafts, the child finds in yoga a place to grow, to be free, to enjoy, laugh, dream, share…

Yoga can be as much fun as a game for children. This ancient discipline teaches children to find the balance between body and mind. The asanas or yoga postures are inspired by the elements of nature: animals, plants, shapes, allowing whom the practice contact with the body and with nature itself, creating a bond, a union, love and respect for the environment and people.

The child who practices Yoga improves physically, psychically and mentally.

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