The Power of Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Youth
Yoga and Mindfulness practices for youth are key to a sense of well-being and happiness in youth by improving behavior and emotional well-being for all ages of youth.
The research on the practices of Yoga and Mindfulness is so powerful and is even more powerful for youth because their bodies and brains are still under development. Having the tools of movement and self-regulation allow youth of all ages to take control of their own moods, emotions, anxiety and stress, behaviors and so much more!
Here are just a few amazing ways Yoga and Mindfulness will improve your child/teens emotional well-being:
Lower's anxiety and stress
Increases positive moods
Better decision making
Improves Emotional Regulation Skills
Improves Health and Body Image
Improves social skills and communication
Here are a few evidence-based ways that practicing mindfulness meditation can help children:
Mindfulness allows youth of all ages the habit of focusing on the present moment and ignoring distractions
It teaches them to stay calm in the face of life’s stressful times
It creates good habits for the future. When faced with life’s challenges, they know they can find peace by taking a few moments to meditate
It promotes happiness by lowering social anxiety and stress
It promotes patience
It can improve executive functions in their brain like cognitive control, working memory, cognitive flexibility and better grades
It can improve attentiveness and impulse control
Join Melissa Spencer with Peaceful World Youth Yoga for our summer weekly online Yoga and Mindfulness practices at home!
Melissa will be doing live zoom calls and pre-recorded YouTube videos this summer that your child can do from the comfort of their own home.