yoga for kidsNo doubt, seeing your little one doing downward dog and sun salutations would be the cutest thing ever! But on top of that, there’s a reason why 1.7 million kids across the United States are trying yoga. That’s because there are so many benefits gained from all of the breathing, stretching, focusing, and meditating that happens in yoga. Let’s take a look at why yoga for kids is trending and where you can get your kids enroll in Tyler.

Why Parents are Loving Yoga for Kids

One of Harvard’s health blogs discusses the physical and mental health benefits of yoga in children ages 6 to 12. Children showed improved balance, strength, and whole body endurance after just 3 months. This physical improvement is thought to be the result of an increase in the respiratory muscle strength that happens when performing yoga.

There were also many positive indicators of improvement in different areas of mental health. In one study, kids who performed yoga showed improvement in the areas of focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior. It also showed a reduction in anxiety and stress in those children. More recent studies are showing how yoga is improving some ADHD symptoms including hyperactivity, impulsivity, and lack of attention.

Where to Find Yoga for Kids in Tyler

beFree Kids: Best suited for kids ages 4-11, this 60 minute playful class encourages self-expression and builds social skills as well as improving strength, flexibility, and coordination. Children will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, lots of yoga games, breathing, and basic anatomy.

Fly-and-love Yoga: This place even has aerial yoga for kids 5-12 years old. Parents of young children are strongly encouraged to spot and assist their child. All parents are invited to stay and observe. Space is limited to 10 students. Sign up in advance to save your spot.

For more kids activities in Tyler and Longview, check out Hospitality Health ER’s blog on educational activities and outdoor activities.