Life can be stressful. In our world today, this stress shows up at a much younger age as more school-age children experience anxiety at school and increased pressure at home. To relieve this stress and prevent negative coping mechanisms from developing, it is advisable to offer positive outlets.
One approach that has been gaining in popularity is yoga. This helps children learn to deal with stress while providing physical balance. Whether offered as part of their educational experience or simply encouraged at home, yoga has been shown to provide a positive stress relief mechanism and improve self-regulation in young children. At its heart, yoga revolves around relaxing breathing techniques, healthy stretching, and active mindfulness. When practiced regularly, it calms the mind, reduces stress, and improves the child’s overall well-being. Check out the resources below for additional benefits, as well as some poses to practice with.
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