MINDFULNESS MATTERS: Yoga
Yoga is a great life skill to learn. Here are a few reasons why yoga is great for kids:
1. Encourages Healthy Habits.
Yoga helps us ‘SLOW’ down and be mindful of how we feel. This can help us make better daily decisions with how we respond to conflict, focus at home or school and mindfulness about the food, fueling our body.
2. Self-Awareness & Self-Acceptance
Yoga can teach you about what your body is capable of and how your mindset can affect not only your attitude but the attitudes of others. By learning self-awareness you have a choice of how to respond to situations and you can develop into a confident, kind and responsible adult.
Learning to accept and love yourself as you are is another great lesson yoga can teach you. Learning this lesson young could help fight the feelings of self-doubt that can come during the teen years and beyond.
Teaching us to be present and focusing on breathing can help them throughout the day, in any situation.