Heading back to school can be a stressful time for children. It has never been more important for children to find ways to help relieve stress and improve their overall well-being.
As a result of the pandemic, approximately 1-in-5 Australian children have reported an increase in symptoms of anxiety and depression, sleep disturbance or disruptive behaviour. This does not include those that were already struggling with such issues prior to the pandemic.
However, there’s now a growing body of research that’s proving that regularly practising yoga helps children to improve behavioural patterns, academic performance and self-regulation.
A recent study of children from age 9 to 13 divided into two groups, one that received yoga classes while the other group didn’t.
After just 10 days, the group receiving yoga classes showed a 17% increase in steadiness, while the control group didn’t.
Further research has shown the practice of yoga to have a positive impact in a range of areas including, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing acute and chronic stress, increasing the blood flow and levels of haemoglobin and red blood cells, improvement in concentration, greater flexibility, and increased confidence.
Proving that yoga could help improve a child’s ability to independently control their body and mind.
So many adults say they wished they’d discovered yoga when they were younger.
Parents, give yours this gift.
Enrol your little ones in our children’s yoga courses and help them develop a life-long love of Yoga.