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what is Yoga? Benefits of yoga for kids


What is Yoga?

The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj”, which means ‘to the union’, ‘to yoke’ or ‘to add’. Yoga aims to unite the egoistic self with the divine self, or in other words to achieve mastery over the mind and body. It is not a religion but a philosophy.
Yoga aims to keep the body and mind fit so that it propels spiritual well-being. There are different styles of yoga, including body postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Each branch of yoga represents a unique approach to life and has its own specific characteristics.
A child doesn’t require yoga skills to start off. They just have to start and yoga will become a way of their life. It keeps them active, balances their body, mind, and soul, and helps them focus on their life.
Momjunction helps you introduce yoga to your children, as we tell you about the practice, and share instructions for some simple yogasanas (yoga poses) to begin with.

What Are The Benefits Of Yoga For Kids?

  • Helps reduce chronic pain such as muscle pain
  • Improves the quality of sleep
  • Can reduce the release of stress hormones like cortisone, and, therefore, is effective in reducing stress, anxiety, and fatigue
  • Works on the child’s classroom behavior, focus, and academic performance
  • Improves the quality of life by bringing emotional balance since yoga is a non-competitive activity
    • Helps children improve resilience, mood, and self-regulation skills
    • Six months of yoga, including meditation, asanas, and pranayama (breathing exercises), have shown to reduce body weight, improve endocrine functions and memory.
  • Yoga has innumerable benefits. Let your kid start with the basic poses and realize their benefits.

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