Why Children and Teenagers should have Yoga in Their LIFE

Why Teach Yoga to Teenagers?

Well for a start Growing up is never easy and although we have all done it, having the right tools such as your very own yoga class where every single student is treated equally and there is no grading so no pressure to perform can be just what your child needs to build their confidence and take some time out just to be themselves.

The pressure of studies, body awareness, Bullying, Anxiety, Depression, Social media are all very much a part life and just having a place to come and learn breathing, Postures, relaxation without any judgement on whether you can touch your toes or not can be very fulfilling.

Yoga helps children see the beauty and light within themselves, thereby boosting their self-confidence, allowing them to feel more comfortable with their bodies, and helping them get in touch with who they are inside. A child who learns yoga, mindfulness and relaxation will be developing essential skills for a lifetime of health and wellness in mind, body and spirit.

Just some of the benefits of yoga for Children

BODY: Assists neuromuscular-development Promotes development of the vestibular system Encourages midline crossing motions; motor development on both sides of the body Develops a strong and flexible body Increases balance, body awareness and coordination Improves posture and alignment Develops core strength, essential for good posture and correct physical alignment Reduces injuries and improves performance Improves digestion, circulation and elimination Strengthens the immune system Relaxes the body, promoting better sleep

MIND: Calms and clears the mind, bringing us into the present moment Relieves tension and stress Increases concentration, focus and attention span Promotes thinking and memory Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness Expands imagination and creativity Reduces stress and anxiety Improves ability to be less reactive; more mindful of thoughts, words and actions Balances energy (high or low) Builds confidence and self-esteem

OVERALL: Enhances team skills and social interaction Develops discipline and self-control Supports individuality and self-expression Encourages social and environmental awareness and responsibility Supports a sense of universal connectedness Inspires respect for self and others Improves mind/body connection Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle Promotes an overall sense of well-being

At The Space Penang we offer Yoga for Teenagers and Pre Teens where they can let go of the pressure and just be themselves

The class is fun and relaxed at the same time bringing awareness and Inner Peace

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