Yoga in the Kindergarten Classroom

Recent research indicates that performing yoga in the kindergarten classroom can be very beneficial for young students.

Are you looking for inspiration and research to support yoga in the kindergarten classroom? Kindergarten has become the new first grade. Young students have high expectations in terms of cognitive load and attention span. Recent research indicates that performing yoga in the kindergarten classroom can be very beneficial for young students. What was the study […]

5 Evidence-Based Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Many of us know that there are plenty of benefits of yoga for kids. But... what does the research say? Inquiring minds want to know! Here are 5 evidence-based benefits of yoga for kids.

Many of us know that there are plenty of benefits of yoga for kids. But… what does the research say? Inquiring minds want to know! Here are 5 evidence-based benefits of yoga for kids. Yoga improves motor skills. One of the benefits of yoga for kids is improvements in motor skills.  Research indicates that children […]

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Printable Yoga Worksheet for Kids – FREE

Are your students up for a physical and visual challenge? If yes, this printable yoga worksheet for kids is perfect and it is FREE!

Are your students up for a physical and visual challenge?  If yes, this printable yoga worksheet for kids is perfect and it is FREE!  The Move and Match printable yoga worksheet for kids instructs them to move their body like each yoga pose and then draw a line matching the yoga pose to the correct […]

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Bedtime Yoga Sequence – Free Printable

Sleep plays such an important role during the childhood development years.  It can affect mood, motor learning, sensory processing, weight gain and more.  When parents provide a predictable sleep routine each night, children can get the 9-12 hours of recommended sleep per night (depending on age) for overall health.  This bedtime yoga sequence can help […]

How to Use Yoga to Reduce Anxiety in Children

The rate of anxiety in children has been increasing over the last several years.  Previous research has indicated that yoga can help reduce anxiety in children.  A recent study examined how to use yoga to reduce anxiety in children.  The study looked at the effects of 10 minutes of daily yoga on the anxiety levels […]

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5 Strategies To Help Children Practice Mind-Body Exercises

5 Strategies To Help Children Practice Mind-Body Exercises

5 Strategies To Help Children Practice Mind-Body Exercises Do you use yoga or tai chi to help children learn about the mind-body connection?  Or maybe you work with children on stress reduction and mindfulness exercises.  There are several, research-based instructional methods that can help develop mind-body exercises for children.  Here are 5 strategies to help children […]

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Effects of Yoga on Autism Symptoms

Effects of Yoga on Autism Symptoms

Effects of Yoga on Autism Symptoms Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice published research on the effectiveness of yoga training program on the severity of autism.  The study consisted of 29 children (ages 7-15 years) with high functioning autism. The participants were randomly assigned to the yoga treatment group (received 24 sessions of yoga training over […]

Fidget Spinner Yoga – FREE Printable

Fidget Spinner Yoga

The Fidget Spinner Workout has been a huge success with hundreds of people downloading it to get kids moving while using their fidget spinners.  I decided to create another printable to incorporate yoga poses into the fidget spinner workout.  You can download your FREE Fidget Spinner Yoga at the end of the post. After you […]

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Yoga and ADHD

Yoga incorporates breathing techniques, postural control, muscle strengthening, flexibility and cognitive control which can help promote self-control, attention, body awareness, and stress management. These are all skills that are beneficial for children with ADHD to practice. Recent research analyzed the benefits of yoga in 49 children (average age 10.50 years old) with ADHD. The participants […]

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Mindfulness and Yoga for School Children

Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.  Research has indicated that mindfulness in school children may help to improve: 1.  emotional well being. 2.  learning  and  associated cognitive  processes,  such  as  attention,  focus  and  executive function skills. 3.  mental health. 4.  physical health (reduction in […]