Saturday, 25 April 2015

Benefits Of Yoga For Children

Yoga means union of mind (emotions/thoughts) and physical body creating inner harmony and balance. Yoga has been around for many centuries and is becoming quickly popular in the western culture for its wonderful benefits.

Many adults attend yoga for many different reasons but as a parent you many have concerns that there is a religious aspect to the practice. It can be suggested that yoga is part of Hinduism and different aspects like prayer and 'om' chanting along with meditation will be part of the children's yoga classes. To clear up this impression in all the children's sessions taking place at Lotusflower & Wellbeing Centre we avoid all religious and cultural message. 

The yoga sessions for children is taught with parents concerns in mind. Classes focus on the benefits of yoga for the physical and mental benefits. We do not use any Sanskrit words for the postures, names used to perform the poses are educational instead. We have names such as Cat, Bridge, lizard, tree and many more to capture your little ones attention. 

This is my little boy doing yoga with me age 4 :-)

The postures that are performed have a huge positive effect on children with much research now being/been taken

"Yoga has more to offer than your typical fun activity for little ones. There are studies connecting it to improvements in asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, ADHD, and autism. "Mind-body practices can be very helpful for a variety of conditions worsened by stress and anxiety, as well as stress or anxiety itself," says Gurjeet Birdee, M.D., a pediatrician and assistant professor in internal medicine and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville."

Here we have just a few benefits for your little one through attending yoga

  • Helps with concentration and focus
  • Refines balance and coordination
  • Enhances Flexibility
  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence
  • Strengthens the mind body connection
  • Helps increase imagination
Yoga helps with the development of your growing child in more than one way. 

Classes are now being run weekly at Lotusfloweryoga & Wellbeing Centre every Saturday 11:45-12:30pm £4. To book your child onto our weekly session contact us on 

Classes are held by a Once Primary School Teacher who has taken a new path to share yoga to children. She is very experienced with children and your child is in very safe hands.

Suite 3.3, Magnum House, Lord Street, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1BY


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