Children's Behavior and Yoga

Children’s Behavior and Yoga

Does your child have difficulty managing their emotions? Did you know that yoga can be for kids too? Practicing yoga is a great way to help manage and improve your child’s behavior. Yoga can improve your child’s behavior because yoga releases energy, alleviates anxiety, and increases resilience. Read more about Children’s Behavior and Yoga.

Yoga Releases Energy

Children might have a lot of pent-up energy that needs releasing. This might cause them to have those behavioral issues you know so well like tantrums, screaming, hitting, and more. Yoga is a great activity to allow your child to blow off that steam in a healthy manner. It takes concentration, flexibility, and more which should use up some of your child’s energy. They can also utilize the meditation skills learned in yoga to wind down any extra pent-up energy at night.

Yoga Alleviates Anxiety

Yoga is a great tool for stress relief. It promotes relaxation, the natural opposite of stress, helps connect our mind to our body, and teaches us powerful breathing techniques to help us stay calm. Practicing yoga builds one’s ability to focus, balance, stay calm, and relax through meditation techniques. In addition, it is a form of exercise which has been known for a long time to help reduce stress. Exercising releases endorphins and reduces stress hormones like cortisol, both of which combined can help improve one’s mood.

Yoga Increases Resilience

Harvard professor, Sat Bir Khalsa, did a study on the impact of yoga on children’s lives and found that yoga helps students improve resilience, mood, and self-regulation skills pertaining to emotions and stress. Yoga can help kids find resiliency by calming the body, teaching the brain to be flexible, responding to everyday challenges, and building emotional strength. To read more about how yoga can build resiliency, check out this article. Incorporating yoga into your child’s daily life can help them face uncertainties and learn the tools that they need to do so.

Yoga Therapy at Resilient Child Therapy Institute

At Resilient Child Therapy Institute, we believe that every child has the innate ability to be whole with adequate support. Yoga therapy participants are guided in maintaining or regaining their inherent state of being. Beyond the benefits listed above, skills and activities will promote self-empowerment and self-confidence, as well as attention, self-regulation, relaxation, empathy, and much more! We offer yoga workshops to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Yoga experience is not necessary to participate in workshops. Click HERE to book a yoga therapy session to begin addressing your child’s behavioral needs today. If you’d like more information about Children’s Behavior and Yoga, contact us on our website.

Kristian is the owner and Lead Psychotherapist here at Resilient Child Therapy Institute and has a passion for helping young people live a resilient life!

Lego® Play Therapy Group

March 19 – April 16, 2022

Our new five-week therapy group aims to provide children ages 8-10 with skills training in social communication, collaborative problem-solving, and fine motor development. This group is ideal for children with a variety of communication and social development difficulties. Due to COVID, we will only be accepting a limited number of registrants and requiring masks.