Yoga helps children grow emotional intelligence by helping them link movement with emotions
Simple postures such as Mountain pose can help a child build the confidence to take a positive stand. Warrior pose support a child's courage, and softer postures such as Resting Butterfly and Child's pose help a child build trust and self-care.
Sometimes children need support in recognising who they are, and how they feel, in order to socialise more effectively, speak up for themselves, and to build the confidence to follow their dreams.
Yoga helps grow emotional intelligence, because yoga teaches children self-awareness and mindfulness.
Self-awareness is a valuable component of emotional intelligence because children learn what they need, and how they feel. Self-awareness helps children make positive choices for themselves.
Mindfulness brings children into the present moment which lowers stress and opens the brain for learning.
Yoga supports strength, resilience, balance and focus.
With Yoga, children learn to stay focused on the task in front of them
Our next workshop on Growing Emotional Intelligence through Yoga is on May 19th 2018
Who is this workshop suitable for?
Adults, teachers and parents who wish to facilitate emotional intelligence for their inner child, or the children in their care.
The benefits for children
Children with high emotional intelligence learn more easily and take responsibility for their actions. They co-operate more effectively with others, and lead with compassion. Children that have developed self-awareness protect themselves from bullies, and take a stand against bullies. Children that have learned to bully develop self-awareness and compassion, and become more likely to take responsibility for their emotions and actions.
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