With growing school work demands, extra-curricular activities and a fast-paced digital lifestyle some young people may be struggling to cope with stress, worry and anxiety presented to them by these modern-day challenges.
Yoga offers a mind, body and soul workout, it is this all-round balancing effect of physical and mental benefits that makes yoga invaluable for people of all ages.
What are the benefits? Strike a yoga pose to:
- Enhance physical strength and flexibility
- Improve balance and co-ordination skills
- Develop focus and concentration
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- And improve sense of wellbeing
These beautifully illustrated yoga boards were created to encourage young people to try yoga. Simply follow the frog to try a series of stretching and balancing moves to make a fun yoga experience. The yoga boards are suitable for indoors or outdoors and can be used to support the P.E or PSHE curriculum. When displayed in the playground they will allow children the opportunity to try yoga before school, break or lunch times to ‘wake themselves up’ or ‘calm themselves down’ and make them feel focused and ready to learn. Yoga may help young people learn to manage stress and increase their resilience. Is yoga a part of the curriculum in your setting? Do you think it should be?
Short bursts of physical activity help to refocus distracted minds. That’s why activities such as Yoga gets children moving during breaktimes allowing them to return to lessons focused and re-energized and ready to learn.
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Take a look at all our ideas about how you can try something new.
Stay Active Throughout the Day
If your looking for more fitness ideas, why not try the Davies Sports Weekly Personal Challenge? Simply, set the challenge at the beginning of the week and complete it each day for 60 seconds. Record your score every day and track how much you can improve over the week.