Peace for Teenagers
Yoga is a wonderful gift for all that find. I wish I had found my path to yoga in my teenage years.
For a teenager, yoga is a wonderful way to bring the developing mind an body to a calming, healthy and relaxing state.
Some teenagers can the thought of a yoga class a little daunting in the beginning, with the fear that they aren’t flexible enough to do yoga. They could be apprehensive about how they might look when they pose in different asanas (poses).
Most of these fears are due to misconceptions about the practice, often brought on from images on the internet and social media.
I personally hope that attendance at a Peace Within Teen Yoga Class will diminish these myths and help teenagers understand the fabulous life lessons that yoga has to offer.
Yoga practice helps teens in several ways:
Improve fitness and physical health.
Students participating in yoga develop a strong connection to body awareness and movement. The poses help improve coordinate, balance, strength, and flexibility.
Reduce stress and anxiety.
Our teenage years can be a stressful period with both academic and personal challenges. Yoga, through breath and awareness, provides space to step back and regulate your response to stress in a calm and thoughtful manner.
Studies have shown that yoga can help build a sense of optimism.
During a time when children and teens are looking toward their future,
yoga can build a sense of hopefulness for the future.
Improve focus and school performance
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most
common developmental disorders in children and adolescents
and affects 1 in 10 children. Studies have found that children
with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who practiced yoga
once or twice weekly can improve their behavior as well as school performance.
Teens often struggle with body image issues, peer pressure, and bullying. Yoga creates an accepting and safe environment, rooted in the principle of non-judgment. The practice helps you feel more connected to and accepting of your body.
Yoga encourages creativity and playfulness, developing not just physical flexibility but flexibility of the mind as well.
Develop discipline and self-regulation
Yoga that is taught with mindfulness has significant advantages over traditional physical activity. Yoga has been found to reduce impulsivity, increase patience, and improve the ability to regulate attention.
Yoga and mindfulness provide teens with skills to navigate challenges and build a core foundation that benefits both the mind and body well beyond teenage years.
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