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How does yoga help children aged 10 – 15 years of age?

April 2019

Answered by | Mimi Partha Sarathy, Founder & Senior Yoga Teacher

The physical and mental benefits

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Yoga enables children to blossom to the fullest. Children and teenagers till the age of 25 years are in the ‘Srishtikrama’ or the ‘Growth’ stage of life. Yoga ensures that the children grow to their potential best both at the physical and mental levels.

Yoga to increase flexibility

yoga poses for children

The practice of Yoga asanas involves doing something new with the body or creating new body patterns. This ensures youngsters to become very flexible and also builds their muscle strength at the physical level.

The benefits of yoga for kids

yoga poses for children
Yoga, being a very mindful activity, helps in increasing the focus and attention span at the mental level and sets up these teenagers to do well in studies, sports and other extracurricular activities.
Yoga also works on the breath and builds up their immunity system for good sustained health.
Therefore, Yoga enables a holistic growth of the children in this age group.

Iit is important to learn yoga from trained yoga professionals who know how to teach yoga for children in the correct manner.

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Last updated on April 29, 2019