Children’s Therapy Connection is very excited to offer group and individual YOGA for Kids classes. These classes are full of fun activities in a welcoming environment for children of all skill levels. Kid’s yoga focuses on strength, balance, posture, coordination, and flexibility. Children of all ages can benefit from yoga as indicated by yogajournal.com:
“Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.”
Recent global scientific research on yoga strongly suggests that yoga practices are beneficial for the mental, social-emotional, and physical health of young children. At CTC, our YOGA for Kids program weaves the fundamental principles of this ancient art, including postures (asanas), regulated breathing techniques (pranayamas), and hand poses (mudras), into traditional pediatric therapy, creating a fun, silly, and effective way for your child to achieve their therapeutic goals. Our therapists will incorporate games and story-based routines to engage your child in yoga without them even realizing it. Is your child a poor sleeper? Does he or she have low or fluctuating energy levels? Are you experiencing behavioral issues at school or daycare? Does your child struggle with high muscle tone or tightness? Try YOGA for Kids and see the difference it can make for your child!
All YOGA for Kids classes are led by a licensed physical or occupational therapist and include an individualized assessment and treatment plan established specifically for each child. Call (317) 288-7606 or click Refer My Child to sign your child up for classes today. Mention this blog post to receive a free individualized assessment!