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April 27, 2015
About the Benefits of Yoga for Children
Adults are not the only ones who can benefit from the regular practice of yoga. Children, too, are able to reap many of the same benefits from this exercise in both a physical and psychological sense. The world does not only place a heavy burden of stress on adults; children are affected by the hustle of our busy and constantly moving society. Yoga can help children relax and improve their physical health, as well as help them learn to cope with growing up in a bustling world.
Many people discount the pressure that society puts on children, but it is present and constantly affects kids. Children are continuously learning how to function in society; they are subjected to new stimuli and situations at a constant rate. They are exposed to new experiences all the time that shape and develop them. Many of these new situations can be fun and exhilarating, but they can also be overwhelming and cause anxiety even in the calmest children. Yoga can help kids deal with these experiences in a healthier manner.
There is no time of growth like childhood. Bones and bodies lengthen and widen, and joints and muscles often ache as a result of this. Children who practice yoga regularly experience fewer occurrences of growing pains, and they are frequently in better physical condition than their peers who do not practice yoga. They are more flexible, have better exercise tolerance, and they have healthier blood pressure and cholesterol levels. While these are problems most commonly associated with adulthood, more children are diagnosed with these conditions each day.
Many health conditions that children can experience, such as asthma and difficulty focusing and sitting still, can be helped through the practice of yoga. The effects of yoga within the body promote organ and tissue health, and yoga can also be used to target specific areas of the body to enhance the health of that area. Small problems, such as indigestion and insomnia, and larger problems, such as cancer or terminal illness, can all be helped through practicing yoga.
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of yoga when practiced by children, however, is its ability to lower anxiety. This leads to better social interactions between a child and their peers. It can help them focus on schoolwork, chores, and sports. Children who practice yoga are more likely to lead a healthier lifestyle in the future than their peers who do not practice yoga.
January 5, 2015
Yoga concentrates on relaxing the body, mind and soul. The basic aim of yoga is to achieve an elevated level of consciousness that results in immense happiness, joy and satisfaction into one's life.Yoga is beneficial for everyone from children's to seniors but you have to practice yoga regularly.
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