1. Develops body awareness
Yoga is all about learning how your body moves! Children, even toddlers, can use
yoga as a way to learn about their different body parts and to practice getting better
control of their movements.
2. Builds concentration
Parents everywhere know how much energy young children have! Yoga helps
children by giving them an outlet for their extra energy. By channeling the children’s
energy into a positive and healthy direction.
3. Encourages physical activity
At(name of nursery), we believe in teaching our children to be active from a young
age! Yoga is a great way to introduce physical movement which in turn aids their
physical growth. Apart from being a form of exercise, yoga poses help lengthen and
strengthen growing bones and muscles – something important for rapidly growing
4. Promotes inclusivity
It’s important to remember that not all children are the same. While kids will be exposed to
other sporting activities as they grow, we acknowledge that not all children are into the
competitive aspect of most sports-especially at a young age. Giving children an outlet such as
yoga allows them to still be physical while engaging in a non-competitive form of exercise. With
yoga, the focus is not on winning or being better than another person, but discovering what you
can do with your own body!
5. Boosts Confidence and Self-esteem
A great way to boost a child’s confidence and self-esteem is to help them work towards small
goals. By helping and encouraging your child to regularly do yoga, you help them achieve little
milestones such as being able to touch their toes or master a new yoga pose which then gives
them a sense of accomplishment! And because yoga is a self-paced practice, it removes the
pressure to compete and keep up with others around them.
6. Enhances the imagination
Practicing yoga is a great way to help children explore their imaginations! At our Nursery, yoga
sessions incorporate stories and with names of the different yoga poses (such as cat-cow,
downward dog and lion’s breath) to help develop our children’s role play and imagination. This
is guaranteed to make the sessions fun and allows the children to play-pretend with different
animal features and characteristics.