Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yoga for Kids - Fun AND Beneficial!

Some of the teachers in my school have been doing Yoga with their students.

I think it's a great idea!

Having done Yoga, I know it's not just a form of exercise. It's a great way to regroup, de-stress, and focus.  It's great exercise for building strength and flexibility.  Many say it's beneficial for memory, concentration, and self esteem!

Want to learn more?  Here's a list of benefits of Yoga.

Here's a website called Yoga 4 Classrooms (That's why my school is doing.)

I'm hardly an expert, but the teachers who are using Yoga most definitely see the benefits.  I first learned Yoga in 1977 and have always loved it.  I've tried a few poses and breathing with my students over the years, and they've always responded to it.  

These days, kids are under more stress than ever.  No Child Left Behind has put more pressure on the kids, and administrations all over the country are pushing for more and more.  These poor little ones are getting less recess and more testing.  I think it's time to bring more Yoga into the classroom! 

Here are a few more things I found at Amazon that I plan to explore:         

        What do you think of Yoga in the classroom?

7 comments:

  1. I think this is a great idea! You would teaching your students a valuable lifelong skill.

    Michelle
    Teach123

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    1. I agree! Learning to control your body is most definitely a valuable lifelong skill!

      Sally

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  2. I have heard nothing but positive things about Yoga in the classroom. I'm all for it!

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. Lisa,

    I agree! It's on my list of things to explore for next year!

    Sally

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  4. Kids of all abilities enjoy and benefit from yoga. I share lots of free ideas & resources on my OMazing Kids blog & Facebook page :)

    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2


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  5. I think that this can be really beneficial for kids especially if they want to relax and have fun at the same time.

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  6. This article is very well for child health. They are our wealth and we need for them grooming do better and there are i read really nice tips. Thanks for share this nice article.

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