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Yoga is a physical, mental or spiritual practice originating 5,000 years ago in India through Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. There are many different types of yoga, including: Ashtanga, power Vinyasa, Bikram, Forrest, Integral, Ishta, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kripalu, Kundalini, OM, ParaYoga, prana flow, purna, Sivananda, Svaroopa, TriYoga, Viniyoga and Krishnamacharya yoga, all with varied benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness.
Of the benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness, flexibility is an obvious advantage. After some practice you’ll notice loosening of joints, muscles, back and other areas of the body. Aches and pains will dissipate and in some cases go away all together.
Additional benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness include building strength and perfecting your posture. You’ll be able to perform tasks with increased stamina and have increased balance and core strength. Balance is integral when performing other sports such as stand up paddle boarding, surfing, snowboarding and dancing.
If you’re regularly hunched over at a desk at school (or work, for the adults), there are great benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness that include posture improvement. This decreases fatigue on the neck, back and torso and decreases chances of you and your children developing arthritis down the line. Further, practicing yoga helps strengthen and protect the back muscles and vertebrae through keeping these areas flexible and supple.
A great one of the benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness is improvement of bone health. Yoga combats osteoporosis, increases bone density in the vertebrae, and through decreasing the stress hormone cortisol, allows absorption of calcium in the bones.
Increase of blood flow is one of the benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness. This increases circulation, allows more oxygen to flow to cells, therefore increasing cell function, allows blood to recirculate and become reoxygenated through the body, boosts the level of hemoglobin and decreases the chances of heart attack and blood clots. Even more, your lymphs are drained and your immunity is boosted, cleansing your body of waste.
Another benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness includes increasing your heart rate, increasing endurance and decreasing depression. Through dropping your blood pressure, hypertension is combatted.
A very advantageous of the benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness is the regulation of the adrenal glands and lowering of stress. Cortisol can cause depression, high blood pressure, over eating and obesity. Therefore, you become happier and more mindful as you listen to your body and become more present.
Burning calories and losing weight is a great one of benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness. Blood sugar and cholesterol are decreased as well.
Your ability to focus, be present and have a tranquil mind is encouraged through yoga and mindfulness.