Mindful Children inspired by yoga

Mindful Children inspired by yoga

Mindfulness can be described as “The mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, whilst acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations”.

Mindful meditation can help us all overcome many health-related issues such as stress, high blood pressure, heart disease, so much more. For children it can help enhance their mental capabilities such as creativity, abstract thinking and memory … whilst improving social skills.  It’s no wonder Mindfulness is being introduced to children in schools and at home.

The Neuroanatomy

Mindful practice can strengthen and build neural pathways so that we’re better able to cope and respond to life in a more measured, less stressful way.  The essential connections are built up between two key areas of the brain …

the smart brain area  – the prefrontal cortex is the region of the brain involved with executive functioning and self-regulation i.e. attention, problem solving, memory and impulse control.

the alarm brain – the amygdala is the region of the brain involved in emotional and fright, flight and fight responses.

How are the Children Inspired by Yoga classes mindful?

We explore our surroundings using the mind, body, emotions and senses to be ‘in the moment’.  Using the yogic practices of postures, breath and relaxation, together we create a series of ‘mindful moments’ all aimed at reducing stress, and aiding concentration. Once incorporated into everyday routines, mindfulness is a gift for life.