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.

Benefits of Yoga for Children

The following are just some of the recognized benefits of yoga for children (and adults):


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

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
Supports character development and emotional intelligence
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