Early Childhood Education • Healthy Kids • yoga
I am always trying – yoga & mindfulness with Miss Karen
02 Nov 2023
At Kool Beanz, our little beanz LOVE to practice yoga and mindfulness with Miss Karen from Bend and Stretch Wellness.
I Am Always Trying.
Today, we focus on the affirmation; ‘I am always trying’.
In todays yoga session, we focus on our deep breathing exercises while practicing some of our favourite poses. These poses are; circle of joy pose, rainbow pose, butterfly pose, turtle pose, boat pose, jack in the box pose, easy pose, mermaid pose and relaxation pose.
Benefits Of Yoga For Children
When children practice yoga, it increases their confidence, builds concentration and strengthens growing bodies. For children with behavioural issues, yoga can improve their impulses in a positive direction and provides them with an outlet as a way to manage their behaviour.
Yoga is one form of practice which includes breath control and specific body postures (asanas), that provides a range of physical, spiritual and mental relaxation. It teaches children to be calm, while gaining awareness of the bodies, self control and discipline.
Yoga teaches how the body and mind are inter connected and how we should be aware of our selves. When children are engaged, focused and having fun while practicing yoga, they are in the present moment. This self-awareness of both body and mind helps children to be cautious in any situation.
It also teaches children that we are all the same inside, despite our outward appearance, culture, and religion. We all have bodies that function, hearts that love, and feelings that feel. Yoga inspires children to be kind, patient, accepting, and emphatic with themselves and their peers.