The teenage years are some of the best years of our lives and yet teenagers are faced with a lot of pressures from all angles of life.
Balancing the stresses of school, a social life, peer pressures, and other daily demands can be very challenging, sometimes leading to increased stress, anxiety, and concentration issues. Yoga is a healthy way to work out these pressures.
Yoga helps to build self-esteem, while teaching methods of self-calming. It helps to focus the mind increasing the ability to concentrate. Moving mindfully with the breath and tuning into body awareness can build confidence and self-esteem.
In learning to relax young people gain more space in their heads, the more they relax the easier it is to let go of problems. The calming effect of Yoga is hugely beneficial for exam times and other stressful situations. The teenagers of today more than ever require the opportunity to relax and focus inward, while building the strength and flexibility they need to grow and develop fully.
The physical and mental benefits of Teen Yoga are vast and include:
- A calm mind
- Improved concentration and memory
- An ability to relax
- Breath awareness
- Stress relief
- Self-acceptance and self-confidence
- Increased strength and flexibility
- Improved posture
There are many benefits for mind and body, but put simply Yoga can make you feel better, calmer and have more energy.
Deirdre is privileged to work with Teenagers since 2010. She is trained, insured and passionate for sharing the wonder of Yoga with Teens. She teaches Yoga to Transition Year students and also teaches teenagers at Yoga studios.