Why Yoga For Kids?
Why start your child with a yoga class rather than a skill-focused class such as gymnastics, dance or hockey?
Most of us develop distinct coping habits by a young age. Unfortunately, these habits may not all be healthy. Some of us find coping strategies work initially by comforting us, but don’t serve us well in the long run (such as over- or under-eating, over-exerting, breath-holding, muscle-tensing, aggression, or withdrawal).
As we grow, we discover that there are other, perhaps healthier ways of coping. We learn that coping strategies and self-care behaviors needn’t be left up to chance or heredity. We DO have choice and control. Wouldn’t it have been nice if we learned what we know now at a much younger age?
When we are taught healthy options for coping and managing at a young age it is left up to CHOICE not chance. The very young learn by DOING, trial and error, experimentation, play, touch, feel and sight. So, guided movement with an over-riding theme of self-care and
Later, when your child enters the competitive arena of sports, activities and school, they will have a “tool box” of healthy strategies for managing the inherent stress. This will help them perform to the best of their ability and allow them more enjoyment.
What your child learns through class is how to bring all of themselves (mind, body and spirit) together to move through life in charge of their challenges in a positive, healthy way.