Currently Children’s Mental Health is one of the top most subjects discussed at schools & parents meetings. We are concerned, and quite rightly. However, we do not have to fear being able to support children with their mental health.
Equipping children with the ability to self study and be self aware, is so valuable. It not only enables them to have a more rounded view of themselves but also how they relate to others.
We may be teaching children rights from wrongs and how to stay safe. This is all very important but, let us also include self study in this.
This is where children’s yoga becomes the super tool!
In a children’s yoga class they are invited to be aware of feelings and emotions, both positive & negative ones. This teaches them that it is Ok to feel angry, to feel jealous, and other emotions that are often dictated as ‘wrong’.
You see, as humans, we are expected to live through and experience emotions every single day, and many of these emotions go unconsciously.
By inviting children to ‘notice’ their emotions, they are learning that they are not wrong , that the emotion is merely a thought pattern creating a feeling.
Children can learn through self study their triggers too which results in a much healthier and well rounded lifestyle.
Here are 3 ways in which children are able to self study.
This can then be changed by a pranayama such as Breath of Fire or 4:4, all of which I share in my membership community www.kundaliniconnections.co. You can start your free 7 day trial today.
Being able to mind dump onto paper really highlights how they are feeling and dealing with a situation. This is not for parental reading but for the child to gain an observatory aspect on their own emotions. Easily setting a 5 minute timer and just writing whatever come into their mind, and then reading over it will show just how busy the mind is and what if anything needs attention.
Obviously as a Yoga & meditation teacher I am going to champion meditation, but it truly is the greatest form of self study. Teaching children meditation does not have to be hard and I share this in the Mindfulness for Children Project. They access a deeper part of their consciousness and are able to self study at the heart of their being.
As the guiding generation we MUST share our knowledge on how to be healthy and mental health is at the pinnacle of that. The mind drives everything.
Shouldn’t we share this always with our children?
If you wish to know more about how I help children with their self study & mental health visit my website www.joyogaforchildren.realjoyoga.com
I am Jo Moules AKA Jo Yoga and I am passionate about sharing Yoga Lifestyle tools easily and effectively.
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I am passionate about ensuring that this knowledge is shared far & wide – I wish I had known about Yoga & Mediation when I was teenager. The Mindfulness for Children Project is a digital course for parents, teachers and all humans wishing to introduce mindfulness to their children.
You receive a full downloadable manual explaining the science of mindfulness, exercises and practices to share with children across all Key stages. Plus a Yoga session to ensure that you are cared for too.
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