Beginning yoga at a young age best equips children for life. It has now been proven that yoga at a young age helps children to reach their full potential, increases their ability and ensures a harmonic transition from childhood to adolescence and later to adulthood. Through practicing yoga children learn to breathe properly and to control their breath early in life and through practicing the asanas they manage to maintain a healthy and flexible body which is important in maintaining their health. The asanas regulate their hormones and ensure harmonic development of the musculoskeletal system.
Through meditation, meditation techniques and yoga nidra children strengthen their ability to concentrate and manage to relax at an emotional and psychosomatic level.
They say that the world will be changed by our children and that those citizens of the future will be cultivated by yoga.
In France, after a long period of time in which yoga was introduced experimentally into schools and the wonderful results in the children’s academic performance, yoga was introduced officially, not as a separate lesson but as individual yoga techniques which are implemented by the teacher during their lessons.