Teenagers have fragile egos and are often unapproachable. They have a lot on their minds, and that’s stressful. Yoga gives them two things they desperately need: physical fitness
and emotional nourishment. There really is a direct mind-body connection. If the mind feels healthy, the body will feel healthy. Yoga builds confidence, self esteem, and balances the ego.
By encouraging teens to practice yoga, we give them tools for dealing with the ups and downs of their hectic lives. The overall fitness they get from yoga can decrease their anxiety. This
is huge for teenagers. They’re trying to figure out how to fit in with their families, their friends, their teachers and, basically, where they belong in this world.
When you learn how to coordinate the breath with yoga postures, it has a way of calming the mind and allows the movements to release tension in the body. When students aren't in a yoga class,
and they are hit with the challenges of everyday life, they can remember that no matter where they are, no matter how low they get, they have the skills from yoga to turn things in their favor.
Yoga is a way of life that teenagers can easily learn to adapt to their lives outside the class.
A teen yoga workshop can include:
Making peace with food by exploring what it means to have a healthy lifestyle. Learn the art and science of conscious eating through practicing the yogic principles of internal
awareness, being in the moment, balance, mindfulness and alignment with Nature.
Yoga and guided meditation practices.
Taking control of your state exercise.
The wisdom of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the father of Yoga.
Positive self-talk while emphasizing on humor.
Pranayama (breathing exercises)
Yoga is a great way to help create healthier and happier teens.