Yoga & Mindfulness

UPLIFT 2021 Event Handout




What is yoga?


Yoga is the “union” or coming together of mind (thoughts and feelings) and physical body. Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way.


Benefits

  1. Emotional Regulation - Children learn to be present in the moment while gaining a peaceful state of mind.

  2. Relaxation Techniques - Breathing exercises & mindfulness activities helps reduce stress in a healthy way.

  3. Self Esteem - Balance and flexibility can give young children a sense of personal empowerment.

  4. Body Awareness - Poses helps children learn about their bodies & what they’re capable of doing.

  5. Concentration - Different types of moves requires children to focus and work on their memorization skills.

  6. Strength - Helps strengthen children’s growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility.

  7. Outlet for Expression​ - Provides a physical outlet for children to express themselves.

Check out more about the benefits of yoga and tips for your practice!



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