Yoga for children 3 to 11 years of age
Children within this age group are naturally creative, yoga offers them the opportunity to use their imagination and develop their self-expression. It can offer a different perspective on the various topics schools include within the curriculum.
Yoga does not necessarily need to be a designated lesson in school time. Once teachers understand the benefits of yoga, many of the techniques can be incorporated into any lesson. For example a lively class could be calmed down by performing the ‘bee breath’ exercise or tired children could begin a class by performing an energizing standing posture.
So yoga can provide a non-competitive alternative to other sports lessons as well as provide an additional form of expression for curriculum topics.