"Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without. " -YmberDelecto.
Yoga is a form of exercise, meditation, and breathing practices with Indian roots designed to bring unity to the mind, body, and spirit. Children experience many of the same physical benefits adults do from practicing yoga. Yoga strengthens them and helps them become more flexible and coordinated.
At Freedom International, we have a specific programme for yoga that helps children to develop their powers of concentration, to learn ways to relax and get control of stress in their lives. Besides, yoga for kids teaches self-discipline. As part of the practice of yoga, kids need to slow down, hold certain postures, breathe or think in acertain way. It also enhances imagination and empathy.
Children are asked to strike poses from nature. They might assume the pose of a snake, or a tree, or a dog. Then they are asked to imagine what it would be like to be those life forms. In this way, children learn early on to connect with all the life on the planet and realize that similarities far outweigh differences.