Are Your Kids Stressed? 3 Reasons to Try Yoga
Are your kids stressed? Kids today face all kinds of stress that you might not have experienced growing up. Between school, extracurricular activities, and the many demands of technology, today’s children tend to be under a lot of stress. If your children are showing signs of anxiety, or you would like them to have a healthy approach towards stress, yoga can help. Here are 3 reasons to try family yoga.
Kids Stressed: 3 Reasons to Try Yoga
- Physical Activity. Getting enough physical activity Is key to reducing stress. Organized sports can be competitive and very physical. They may not be a great fit for all kids. Even if your child enjoys organized sports, it is good to have a complimentary activity that is not competitive and focused more on internal reward. Yoga is noncompetitive but still physically and mentally challenging.
- Reduce Screen Time. Yoga gives kids a welcome reprieve from screens. Kids will have a chance to rest their eyes and will develop a skill that is not dependent on technology. The constant stimulation of phones, tv and computers is not healthy for growing brains. Moderating technology use can be hard, but yoga is a screen-free zone. Technology has also made us more sedentary. Yoga is a great place to start moving more.
- Family Time. If you feel like you do not get enough time together as a family, a yoga class is a great place to start. You will be in a fun, relaxed environment. Often a family yoga class gives people the opportunity to work together, and you will have a bonding experience to discuss at home. Experiencing these fun and happy moments with your family is key to reducing everyone’s stress!
Ready to try yoga with the family? Family yoga meets every Monday at 5 pm at KareBoost Health. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact us to find out more!
Kara Unal JD, RYT