Yoga has never been more popular than now. People of all ages and from all walks of life seem to understand how beneficial it is for their health and wellbeing. Everyone from a kid to a senior citizen can enroll themselves in a yoga class that is specifically meant for their age group.
Kids stand to benefit greatly through yoga
If we get down to doing a ball by ball comparison of the stresses in an average kid’s life with those of an average adult, a kid may very well be the unfortunate winner. Talk about education, relationships, sports, peers, parents – there’s pressure, literally from all sides in a kid’s life. Yoga, being one of the most effective techniques of distressing helps them tackle all that stress.
Yoga Makes Kids Stronger, More Agile and Regulated their Bodily Systems
These are all proven and well documented facts. A kid stands to benefit greatly from all these qualities and daily yoga helps them acquire them, which, in turn will improve their performance in sports, which will ultimately act as a great ego boost and help with their all-round development. Moreover, yoga also improves metabolism, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory systems, nervous system and more.
Yoga Even Boosts Concentration
There’s no shortage of ‘energy formulas’ and ‘mind boosting’ supplements for kids, out there. Granted, the most of these supplements and pills are meant for college students but who is to stop a 7th grader to try and get his hands on one in an effort to supersede his peers? Yoga boosts concentration and makes an individual more alert without any drugs being involved. Yoga is also great for kids with A.D.D and A.D.H.D.
Yoga Encourage Better Eating and Lifestyle Habits
One of the most prominent problems in every kid’s life is their addiction to junk food and susceptibility to take up drinking and smoking. Not only does a yogic lifestyle discourage all that but yoga also reduces one’s craving to eat unhealthy food, smoke and drink. It is also worth mentioning that yoga even discourages meat and dairy products, meaning kids that practice yoga will be miles away from high-cholesterol ridden morbid obesity.
To sum it up, yoga will help kids be stronger, faster, more flexible, more focused, eat better and be free of ailments, which in turn will boost their self esteem and performance in school and sports.