Life can be stressful. Today, this stress is showing at a much younger age as more and more school-age children experience anxiety at school as well as increased pressure at home. To relieve this stress and prevent negative coping mechanisms from developing, it is advisable to offer positive outlets.
One approach that is gaining traction is the practice of yoga. This helps children learn to deal with stress while providing physical balance. Whether offered as part of their educational experience or simply encouraged at home, yoga has been shown to provide a positive stress relief mechanism and improve self-regulation in young children. As? At its core, yoga is all about practicing relaxing breathing techniques, healthy stretching, and active mindfulness. When practiced regularly, it calms the mind, reduces stress, and improves the child’s overall well-being. For more information on the benefits of yoga for children, see the resources below.
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