The Benefits of Yoga for Kids!
Kid’s yoga has so many wonderful benefits including; mental control, physical development and emotional self-esteem. It allows children the opportunity to rest their brain by diverting their mind with physical postures or exercises that allow them to:
Kid’s yoga also enhances attentiveness, concentration, focus, social health, and accelerates learning by allowing children to release their energy, anxiety and stress. Yoga also increases circulation, promotes physical fitness and coordination. It is a great tool for behavior modification. Kid’s Yoga encourages positive behavior through team work (partner poses), and healthy relationships through actions and words. More and more schools have recognized the many values of yoga for their students. Yoga has become part of children’s daily activities and brain breaks programs in classrooms spanning the globe.
Giving Kids the Healthy Gift of Yoga
Jodi Komitor is a leading authority on yoga for kids and is the founder of the first kids’ yoga studio in the world—Next Generation Yoga. She has certified over 1,000 children’s yoga teachers in her internationally acclaimed teacher training program.
According to Jodi Komitor, “Yoga, the 5,000-year-old art of fusing the body and mind, is not just transforming adults today. Because of its amazing benefits, yoga for children is all the rage and is spreading rapidly around the world. As a master kids’ yoga teacher for over fifteen years, I have personally witnessed how this ancient practice continuously supports children in their classrooms, homes, sports, and relationships. I have observed and interacted with kids of various ages around the world, and all have proven the same thing—the profound power of yoga is truly a gift that keeps on giving!”
This video is starring Alicia from Tiny Turtle Yoga and assisted by Jack and Sofia. Alicia brings her playful personality to both her adult and kid’s yoga classes. Teaching yoga since 2002, she aims to educate students about the many aspects of yoga while having fun and feeling great! Visit her website to learn more: http://tinyturtleyoga.com/
From the CD, Brain Boogie Boosters
by The Learning Station
℗© Monopoli, Bailey/The Learning Station
[Chorus]: Brain breaks, got to take them now and then.
Brain breaks, we take them on a whim.
Brain breaks, give our mind a rest.
Brain breaks, so we can be our best.
Rev it up to activate. Bring it down to negotiate.
Cross it left, and cross it right.
Because it works both day and night.
Crisscross, it makes my brain a better boss. (2x)
Rev it up to activate. Bring it down to negotiate. With my arms I make a figure 8.
This helps my brain communicate. Figure 8’s, learning’s great with figure 8’s. (2x)
Rev it up to activate. Bring it down to negotiate. Feet apart, hands on your knees.
Cross your shoulders, helps fatigue. Spinal twist, it goes like this, spinal twist. (2x)
Rev it up to activate. Bring it down to negotiate. Rub your ears, unfold the flaps.
Listening, becomes a snap. Rub your ears. It helps us hear the music. Rub your ears. (2x)
Time now to get back on task. Wave to a friend, this feeling can last.
Find your seat, or sit where you are. Slowly, calmly, be a star.
“Brain Boogie Boosters” is available in CD and Full CD Download. Full CD Downloads arrive in a zip file with all of the songs and a printable PDF with the entire CD booklet with lyrics and actions.
Dr. Becky Bailey and The Learning Station unite to create interactive, fun, brain-boosting movement songs and activities that foster optimal brain integration. This collection of 19 engaging tunes includes stop and go activities that improve attention spans, breathing and stretching songs to disengage the stress response, and connecting songs that enhance impulse control skills. Take a musical break, cross your mid-line, touch your heart, inspire your soul, integrate your brain and boost learning with this incredible CD. Lyrics, movements & BRAIN BOOSTING activities are included.
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