Importance of Teen Yoga

17 Dec

teen-yoga

Yoga  is  an amazing  tool  for  promoting  the  physical,  spiritual  and  emotional well-being  of  children  and  young people. Planting the seeds of peace in our children will allow them to reap the benefits of yoga, share them and practice them throughout their lives!  Teaching  our  teenagers  yoga  can  provide  them with  beneficial  lifelong  tools  to help them  cope with daily  stresses, navigate exams and deal gracefully with  the  increasing pressures placed upon them as they transition to adulthood. By sharing the magic of yoga with the children and youth of today we are helping to create a better world tomorrow, one child at a time.

The intention of the Children’s Yoga module is to provide an overview of the applications of yoga for children aged 3-12.  It discusses the benefits of yoga for stress release and prevention, physical well being and fitness, coordination and life! The module provides a guide to tailoring asanas for children at different developmental stages,  designing  fun  sequences  and  yoga  games,  and  a  range  of  associated  yoga  activities  to  promote awareness, compassion, radiance and consciousness in little beings.

The  Yoga  for  Teens module  explores  the  unique  needs  of  teenagers  as  they  blossom  into  young  adults.  The module outlines techniques for sequencing classes that challenge and extend teenagers and meet their need for increased responsibility and independence. We also discuss the need to support teens spiritually as they open to their soul’s purpose and explore their place in the world. We focus on class management techniques to engage and inspire. Finally, we cover a range of stress management techniques to help teens embrace the challenges of their daily lives with grace and strength.

Our  children  live  in  an  increasingly  fast-paced,  highly  stimulating  and  often  stressful  world. The inherent pressures of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate sense of joy and ease. Yoga can help children to learn techniques for health, relaxation and inner fulfillment. Yoga encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a non-competitive physical activity, fostering cooperation and compassion.

Yoga enhances children’s flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the world that around them.

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