Children today are under as much stress as adults. And with the busy, achievement-oriented lives they lead, kids need tools to help them self-nurture, self-adjust, and feel happy. Children are expected to behave in ways that their nervous systems cannot easily manage without physical activity, yet they are increasingly inactive in school and at home.
Yoga is about balance in our bodies and our lives. The yin and yang of yoga is the softness, the receptivity coupled with the focus and the projective energy.In my role as a trainer for children’s yoga, I’ve observed hundreds of adult students teach children’s yoga.
Why yoga for children? Twenty years ago, that question was most likely asked about martial arts. Now there are classes for children at martial arts studios around every corner. And, like martial arts, yoga develops many wonderful qualities in children. Beside the obvious benefits of exercising the physical body, yoga sharpens the child’s ability to calm down and focus.
Brian has autism. He is ten years old, but in many ways his sixyear old sister, Lydia, is his model for behavior. They come to yoga class together, and Brian follows his sister’s lead: hissing and stretching into cobra pose, squatting like a frog, and stretching forward toward his toes. He loves to make up his own yoga stories.
Staying young for a long, long time is a wonderful, blessed way to live. As women, we have so much to give as we mature, so much wisdom born of hard earned experience, and so much loving kindness to share. So let’s keep our good health and vitality and reap the profit of a life welllived. One of the very best ways I’ve found to stay young is to practice Kundalini yoga, which is a complete system of revitalization.
How can I, as one human being, help our world? Can I create a vibrational frequency of peace within myself that radiates outward and affects our entire world? Is that even possible?
Parenting has been called “the highest yoga”, and for good reason. Where else do you have the challenge and opportunity to be your most mindful at each moment? Where your every communication has the potential to create conflict or upliftment?
¿Yoga para niños? ¡Sí! Shakta Kaur Khalsa Shakta cuenta con dos sitios de Internet: www.childrensyoga.com y www.shaktakhalsa.com ¿Por qué yoga para niños? Quince años atrás, la misma pregunta se hacía con respecto a las artes marciales; ahora hay clases de artes marciales para niños por todos lados. Así como lo hacen las artes marciales, yoga [...]