Yoga at a young age builds patience, respect, self understanding and self confidence. Yoga can enhance their imagination and their creative abilities. At Mindful Happy Yogis, we focus on mindfulness to lead happy lives.
Children's yoga classes caters to a child's active mind. Each class centers around a theme that cultivates mindfulness and teaching life lessons. Basic asanas (yoga postures) are broken down for their younger bodies to achieve in a fun, safe, and non competitive way. Areas of focus:
breath and body awareness
communication and expression of emotions
balance and coordination
strength and flexibility
self confidence and self esteem
Yoga enriches and helps expand fitness levels individually, as well as, calm busy minds. All yogis learn to develop an awareness for their physical, mental, and emotional health. Not to mention, it is a wonderful community filled with fun, supportive and a nurturing environment. We believe that yoga is for all children of all abilities.
Yoga for kids with special needs and disabilities-- Children with disabilities have the same needs as any other child- the need to feel confident, strong, focused, happy, etc. We understand that no two children are alike. So we keep this in mind as we practice yoga with children in group settings or individually. Mindful Happy Yogis considers the child and their personality-what are their strengths, talents, preferences, what makes them smile. This is how we make yoga fun and accessible for all!!
Now more than ever, research delivers that there are many benefits for all children to practice yoga to influence better learning, self esteem, behavior, and self regulation. This is Mindful Happy Yogis.
Yoga Journal: Yoga and Imagination
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