Kids Yoga 6 week term

YogaPupz have a brand new 6 week term of kids yoga starting on Tuesday 4th October – each week will see a new adventure using yoga poses and incorporating breathing and mindfulness.

  • Week 1: Squish the fish adventure 
  • Week 2: Star Wars adventure
  • Week 3: Frozen adventure
  • Week 4: Jungle Book adventure
  • Week 5: Lulu the Lion cub adventure
  • Week 6: Adventure made up by kids 

A lot of children can feel stressed or anxious by change or pressures at school or home and of course puberty & hormone changes.

Kids yoga gives them a physical, mental and emotional outlet to release that pent up stress! Without the competition and fear of feeling inferior to anybody else – everything is encouraged to be done to their own abilities and with regular practise they will see improvements and progression.

In our yoga classes we consistently emphasize on the positives in life and good feelings to help bring in a more positive outlook and lasting uplifting impression on the brain – we talk about our yoga adventure and discuss how it can help us in our everyday lives e.g. being brave.

I feel that kids yoga is much about the emotional development not just the physical development, that is why we always try to talk about and explore our feelings during and at the end of our sessions.

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Kids yoga can provide benefits for:

  • The Skeleton
  • Developing Joints
  • Flexibility and Balance
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Nervous System
  • Hormone Regulations
  • Immune System

As well as stories, adventures and yoga we also like to include some form of mindful activity into the sessions, these help focus the kids and encourage them to concentrate and be creative.

If you would like to join us on our yoga journey then just click the booking link below:

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We hope to see you in a class soon

Namastè

Sarah & The YogaPupz team x

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? Yoga is derived from Sanskrit, which is the ancient language of India. The term itself means Union, Integration and Wholeness – it is used to promote the harmonious collaboration of your mind, body and spirit.

What is yoga
Benefits of Yoga

Yoga’s stretching, strengthening and meditative exercises are beneficial because they require your full attention and focus on the movements, this then discourages your mind from wandering and thinking about unrelated worries.

Using yoga to concentrate the mind and directing it away from distracting matters will have a soothing, settling effect – energy is therefore conserved rather than squandered.

However, yoga cannot be seen as a quick fix. You cannot assume to see immediate results, these will be proportionate to the effort you make when integrating yoga into your weekly (or daily) routine. Through regular practise you will come to know your body which in turn allows you to get in touch with your inner feelings more – this is then a form of mindfulness.

This mindfulness is excellent for promoting calm and control in your busy and stressful life, making it invaluable in keeping your mind, body and spirit happy and glowing.

“When the breath wanders, the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still… Therefore, one should learn to control the breath”

Hathaway Yoga Pradipika

Practising yoga as a group can have extra benefits, it can help to build up your self-confidence.

If you are looking for a yoga class then group sizes of 10-12 are usually perfect, this ensures your paractise is safe and monitored but you still get the benefits of the class all working together in harmony – many times in Teen classes partner work is encouraged, this builds self-confidence, friendships and trust of other people.

What is yoga - Partner Yoga Pose

Yoga for Bedtime

Nowadays it isn’t just the adults who have very busy and stressful schedules, a lot of the time kids and teens feel the pressures of school, extra curricular clubs and demanding friendships/relationships – that’s why yoga is so important in managing those stress levels and promoting a good, long rest during the night.

Sleep fulfills two important functions:

  1. The restoration of energy
  2. The resynchronisation of the body

Sleep deprivation can cause serious consequences when it is left over long periods of time, this could include:

  • Low energy levels
  • Low motivation
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor performance
  • Depression
  • Psychosis (in more extreme cases)

Practising 5-10 minutes of yoga before bedtime can promote good quality sleep. This includes gentle movements, breathing exercises and possibly burning some aromatic oils which can also have calming properties.

It is also said that a warm bath followed by a herbal tea can also promote good quality sleep.

Watch out for our new Kids & Teen yoga classes coming to The Yoga Project in June.

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Namastè 🙏🏻

Sarah x

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