benefits of yoga for teenagers

Physical benefits of yoga for teenagers

  • Develops and maintains natural teen flexibility
  • Reduces tension in the body through stretching
  • Builds strength and tone throughout the body
  • Strengthens the back and core and opens the heart – developing good posture and a confident stature
  • Improves balance and co-ordination
  • Improves sleep
  • Supports the major systems of the body including hormonal

 

Mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga for teenagers

  • Teaches tools for relaxation which can help reduce anxiety and the effects of stress
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Releases emotions stored in tense muscles
  • Develops a sense of acceptance, individuality and confidence
  • Builds a positive relationship with, and awareness of, the body
  • Creates a deeper sense of self awareness and mindfulness