The Benefits of Yoga on Early Childhood DevelopmentFriday, January 27, 2017 16:20
Root welcomes Family Yoga
Explore the world of yoga through song and game, movement, simple breathing techniques, and the power of imagination!
Family Yoga uses the power of storytelling to explore yoga postures and inspire body awareness for children and adults alike. Learning through play and curiosity is an excellent way to bring childlike-wonder and joy to the yoga experience.
Body awareness not only inspires confidence, it helps us show compassion and kindness towards others (a very important lesson for the developing mind of a child). After all, it’s only when we understand our inner workings that we can begin to empathize with others. In addition, teaching and learning through the sacred practice of yoga helps bridge families and communities, and contributes to the well-being movement that is swiftly spreading across the globe.
Family yoga is tailored for children ages 2-5 (and their grownups) who thrive in fun and explorative learning environments. Making yoga a family affair is a great integration technique that is bound to further cultivate a lifetime of physical fitness and holistic health. Children at this age level are natural “yogis” – a little bit of playfulness and encouragement goes a long way towards increasing confidence and open-mindedness.
There are many therapeutic benefits of yoga that complement the natural development of children’s’ minds and bodies, including:
- Strength and flexibility
- Social skills
- Language development/following instructions
Studies have shown that when yoga is incorporated into an academic environment, self-regulation, mindfulness, and overall performance is cultivated at a higher rate. At home, the after-effects of a strong yoga practice strengthen family dynamics, as well as highlight the importance of routine and structure among creativity. Children thrive when given a foundation of support and healthy, consistent habits.
Learning with an adult helps inspire confidence and trust, and practicing with a familiar face ensures that your child will feel free and safe to express their natural curiosity!
Family Yoga class is 45 minutes long and takes place from 10:45 – 11:30am on Mondays. Please bring an open mind and a playful heart! The family that yogas together grows together!
Click here to sign up or call us at (503) 288 – 7668 to learn more.