The benefits of yoga for children and families are endless.

  • Improves strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination
  • Nourishes creativity and expressiveness
  • Helps build concentration
  • Provides tools to help relax and reduce stress
  • Expands awareness of the body and mind
  • Helps focus on the present moment and not past or future struggles
  • Teaches self-compassion and love
  • Promotes interpersonal development and pro-social behaviour
  • Creates a non-competitive environment that encourages team work, respect and acceptance

Research and studies have shown that yoga for children –

  • Enhances visual and spatial memory (Birdee et al, 2009)
  • Increases motor performance (Telles et al, 1993)
  • Improves pulmonary functions in patients with bronchial asthma (Sohdi et al, 2009)
  • Stabilises emotions and reduces oppositional behaviour in boys with ADHD (Jensen & Kenny, 2004)
  • Is an effective therapeutic tool in management of children with mental retardation (Uma et al, 1989)
  • Improves performance of tasks involving sustained attention & concentration (Balaram & Nagendra, 2010)