Yoga is accepted worldwide as one of the most effective form of exercise to influence the mental control. Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps relieve stress and anxiety in young children, improving their wellbeing and emotional health.
Staford School has incorporated yoga classes into the regular curriculum in order to align students with Indian civilization and culture. The yoga classes include breathing exercises, guided relaxation and several traditional yoga poses appropriate for children.
Teaching Yoga to kids has numerous benefits for the students. It teaches them to handle stress and anxiety through meditation, which would help them through all areas of their lives. It develops body-mind awareness and helps them to focus on their schoolwork too. Yoga encourages the students to love themselves and embrace the things that make them unique. The flexibility of body and mental peace are some of the key benefits of regular yoga.
Thus, these yoga classes are aimed at improving students’ behaviour, physical health, and academic performance, as well as attitude toward themselves and towards their peers.