The practice of yoga from an early age has many benefits for children.
Other then getting the habitude of
self-care and physical exercise
( yoga has both benefits of
cardio-vascular exercises and stretching), children learn through the practice of yoga to increase their performances without a competitive behaviour, which may have positive effects in team-working,
self- acceptance and social skills.
Plus, the focus on breathing exercises and body/ mind consciousness develops healthy stress and anxiety managment, increased self- awareness.
The world of yoga is very inspired by nature, this helps children to increase capacity of observation, exploration and
We also have a concept called Monsoon People entirely focused on yoga and wellness.
Mindfulness is strongly linked to meditation. For children, the practice of mindfulness can be brought in many creative forms, in which they may have fun and actually rejoice of the fun they have while doing it!
The practice of mindfulness helps the child to focus on the moment: this enables them capacity to build stronger levels of concentration and a more objective sense of observation.
Through its practice, children learn to observe and explore their own emotions, wich is helpful to build an individual capacity to respond to emotional needs; rather by taking action, asking for clear help or simply learning to accept reality.
The practice of mindfulness may help children develop emotional stability, concentration, reduce stress and anxiety.
The practice of meditation and mindfulness are very closely linked together.
While the practice of mindfulness is a conscious choice of being aware of the present moment and what is experienced in that time, meditation, also brings the meditator in the present time but in an inward experience: meditation consists in observing the essence of the mind, discriminating ''thoughts'' from the very essential sense of ''existing''.
Neuroscience has recently investigated some results of meditation in the brain, and has revealed that even 5-10 minutes can change your brain in positive ways.
Those who practice regularly may have improved memory and brain plasticity, or the ability to absorb and retain new information.