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Yoga for Teens (11-15)

School Program

 

P H Y S I C A L  B E N E F I T S

  • Strength: builds strength of muscles and bones

  • Flexibility: lengthens muscles to increase mobility in the joints

  • Improved posture: develops understanding of body mechanics, healthy movement patterns, and ideal postural alignment

  • Ability to relax: develops the skill of non-action and the awareness to physically relax

  • Breath awareness: draws attention to the breath as a reflection of state of mind and as a tool to elicit relaxation and focus

  • Stability and balance: provides physical experiences that ask the body to continually re-establish balance, which develops coordination and prevents injury

  • Equalises energy: revitalizes low energy and tempers hyperactivity

 

M E N T A L   B E N E F I T S

  • Stress management: allows teens to experience a sense of space around their concerns (including what others think) and provides techniques for redirecting thoughts and calming the nervous system

  • Decision-making: teaches teens to make choices that respect themselves and others

  • Concentration: develops one’s ability to focus through practical disciplines of breath and bodywork

  • Healthy Body Image: provides a strengthened internal perspective; helps self-image develop, free of media and other cultural influences

  • Acceptance: cultivates gratitude for what the body can do; enables letting go of the tendency to be critical of one’s self and judgmental of others

  • Curiosity: provides a healthy way to experiment, take risks, and explore the body

S P I R I T U A L   B E N E F I T S

  • Compassion: opens us to our greater qualities of kindness, compassion, and nonviolence

  • Connection: cultivates inter-connectedness between ourselves, others, and the natural world around us

  • Presence: heightens awareness and cultivates emotional connection while combating both numbness and drama

  • Intuition: encourages self-trust by valuing one’s internal voice