Category: Children & Teens

Massage, Sleep, Yoga, Repeat: How Infant Massage and Yoga can aid positive sleep

Have you ever ‘slept like a baby’ after a yoga session or a relaxing massage? Is it possible for parents to use yoga and massage to encourage positive sleep health in infants? Susan Wallace, founder of Settled Petals Sleep Consultancy explores….. Baby Massage and Baby Yoga have been used for many years, but only recently Read More

Why do young people need Yoga?

You are never too young to start yoga! Practising yoga from an early age builds a strong foundation of self-worth, love, respect, kindness and compassion; these are essential qualities for positive long-term health and wellbeing. Yoga is all-inclusive and non-competitive; it increases self-awareness and confidence whilst stretching and strengthening young bodies. Yoga is physically, mentally Read More

Yoga for Children & Teens

Research suggests that school-based yoga cultivates mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and physical fitness. And classroom teachers can benefit as well! Schools are increasingly incorporating mindfulness and Yoga into their routines. (Benefits of yoga in the classroom by Clare Davis) The articles in this category delve into the benefits for young people from birth through to early Read More

Benefits of Yoga in the Classroom

As much as stress is a part of grownup’s lives it is very much a part of children’s lives as well. Increasing competitiveness, social anxieties and busy after school schedules make children’s lives a real struggle. Research suggests that school-based yoga cultivates mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and physical fitness. And classroom teachers can benefit as well! Read More

Yoga in Universities

Promoting a Holistic Approach to Student Well-being Having spent twenty years in Higher Education, both studying and lecturing in the UK and France, I have gradually gained an in-depth understanding of the student experience. Often this is overwhelmingly positive, providing young adults with a wealth of personal, and ultimately professional, opportunities. Nonetheless, it is important Read More

Yoga at School

It is of popular opinion that prevention is much better than a cure and as many yoga instructors would agree; embracing yoga into your daily life from as young an age as possible will help ensure these preventative benefits. It is my soul belief that what can be learnt in the studio becomes transferable into Read More

Yoga for Babies

We all know that babies are natural Yogis, so it makes sense to help them enjoy this ancient practice. But, the focus of baby yoga is on gentle stimulation and bonding between parent and baby – not exercise. It’s essentially about the parent and baby connecting with one another, learning to develop trust and confidence, Read More

Cosmic Kids

A few days ago I posted an article about free online classes from Do Yoga With Me aimed at adults. I am also keen to share with you articles about Yoga and Meditation for children. Whilst doing research I came across a wonderful site called Cosmic Kids Yoga and thought I would share it with you. Read More

Yoga and Meditation for Kids

As adults we regularly find the western lifestyle tiring, stressful and hardwork. If we as adults feel like this, how do our kids feel? Is it simply natural progression of our species that has resulted in unruly, hyperactive, inattentive children or is there more to it. Are our children stressed in this fast paced, media orientated Read More

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