The Benefits Of Childrens’ Yoga
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The Benefits Of Childrens’ Yoga

Australia is now a nation of ‘trendy bendies’ with research showing that yoga is the fastest-growing sporting or fitness activity in Australia, doubling in popularity since 2008 and surpassing traditional favourites like soccer, cricket, tennis and golf. 1

One in 10 Australians aged 14 and over now do yoga and there’s a growing understanding that this  mindful practice offers a huge range of physical, emotional , cognitive and social benefits to children of all ages.

The modern world is lived at speed with relentless pressure and over-stimulation from many difference sources such as social media, school, peer groups, competitive sport and of course, self-imposed pressure to ‘keep up’. 

Yoga is a powerful resource for children of all ages - even very young ones - teaching them positive techniques and tools for balance, creativity, self-health, resilience, confidence and relaxation and gives them a way to combat any stress or anxiety so that they can cope with life more effectively.   

These are just some of the many benefits of yoga for children:

  • Helps maintain flexibility and dexterity
  • Builds muscle tone and strength
  • Improves balance, alignment and co-ordination
  • Builds overall physical fitness
  • Helps children develop a positive body image
  • Teaches them about body awareness and self-control
  • Teaches children about self-discipline and responsibility
  • Enhances concentration
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Provides tools for managing stress and anxiety
  • Builds confidence in a non-competitive environment
  • Enhances kindness, empathy and acceptance in children’s interactions with their peers
  • Increases trust, compassion, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Helps them perform better academically2  
Yoga practice not only assists young people in their immediate situations but also helps them throughout their lives.  It teaches life skills that are relevant at all ages and more and more people are realising that the earlier that a person is exposed to yoga, the greater the possibility of lifelong benefits - physical, mental, cognitive, psychological and emotional. 

Practitioners believe that yoga brings a child’s inner light to the surface and sparks creativity in their ripe imaginations.  This is not unlike the philosophy of internationally acclaimed Reggio Emilia education which values every child as being rich with wonder and knowledge and who has a deep curiosity and potential.    This innovative and inspiring philosophy is growing in popularity in leaps and bounds across Australia and unsurprisingly, yoga is a regular feature at many of the early learning centres which are inspired by Reggio Emilia.

For example,  Nido Early School in the Perth suburb of Banksia Grove, has partnered with a certified yoga studio to run classes for the children to help them form strong bodies and focused minds in a playful and joyful environment.   Yoga is seen as the perfect start to the day as children and educators embark on the journey of bringing learning to life.

Nido Early School is an established provider of quality early education with an extensive portfolio of centres across Australia. Find your closest centre on our Centres page.



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