Inner Child Yoga empowers children to connect with their true-self and love who they are.
As a mother who practices with her son, I saw first-hand the many physical, emotional and mental benefits that yoga brings to children. In 2015, I completed my Foundation, Advanced and Mastery children's yoga teacher training with Zenergy Yoga.
Yoga is a gift that can be shared with people of all ages, it is through this passion that Inner Child Yoga was born.
Inner Child Yoga offers term time programs to preschool and primary school aged children and workshops during the school holidays. Classes include adapted Hatha style poses, yoga therapy movements, games, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation.
Yoga is a practice that can be taken off the mat and into everyday life. Inner Child Yoga is on Instagram, has a Facebook page and Pinterest boards full of information and resources for carers and families to share with their children at home or at school.
As parents and carers, we have the privilege of creating the inner child of tomorrow’s adults. Yoga is a beautiful platform for children to explore their bodies and minds in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.
Why we need yoga and mindfulness in Early Childhood
Mental health awareness is highlighting the many challenges that kids are facing today. Yoga and mindfulness teaches kids to love themselves as they are, it develops robust resilience and boosts self-esteem whilst creating confidence to build relationships and to reach out to ask for help when it’s needed.
How yoga and mindfulness can help kids with Asthma
Inversions are a great way to shift excess mucus from the lungs and balance out the immune system; they’re also fun to do. Most age groups can practice Supported Shoulderstand or Legs Up The Wall. Both Downward-Facing Dog and Bridge pose are inversion too.
Practicing yoga with kid’s increases bonds, builds self-esteem and helps create strong families. All you need is a bit of space and a willingness to give it a go. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, have a look at these five fun partner yoga poses…
We can help kids understand what gratitude is and how to express it authentically by modelling it ourselves. Cultivating gratitude takes time and effort. By starting gratitude practices at an early age we are providing the motivation and skills they need to lead a meaningful life.
Just breathe – 3 calming techniques for you and your child
Check-in with yourself in this very moment. How are you feeling right now? Take a minute to watch what your breath is doing. If you are relaxed you will find that your breath is slow and calm. If you’re having a difficult day you may find that your breath is short and shallow. Our breath centres how we feel and it influences how we respond to what is happening around us.
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