In recent news there has been a lot of talk about promoting a healthy body image and wellness of the mind in children. There are many influences in social media as children have more access to images of unhealthy body types that may pressure them into thinking that they need to look a certain way to be accepted as ‘normal’ in society. Girls who are in transition into teenage years seem to be particularly affected by such pressures, so it is important that we support these children during these difficult times. There is also the added pressure of the looming SATS, which means rising levels of stress and anxiety for these girls.
There are ways that YogaBugs classes can help alleviate tensions and worries of the modern world. The activities that we have created reduces stress, creates ‘mindfulness’, promotes relaxation and boosts self-confidence.
Our Yoga’d up classes for 8 – 12 year olds are structured to appeal to an age group who want to be physically challenged, mentally stimulated and entertained. Classes include a variety of postures, partner poses and fun Yoga’d Up games. Children end the class with relaxation and visualisation techniques. The combination of all these ingredients help and support them through a time of pre-teen change and beyond to adolescence.
This concern follows a BBC article ‘Under-18 models may be banned from catwalk.’ This article strongly highlights how young girls are pushed by top modelling agencies to lose weight so they are “down to the bone”. We recognise how unhealthy this is and how damaging it can be for a young girl’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
Here at http://yogabugs.com/index.php?page_name=home YogaBugs we are committed to ensuring children and young people achieve their full potential and enjoy a healthy, safe, and happy life. YogaBugs allows children of all abilities excel and children can work towards improving their personal best without the pressure of competition.
As well as being a great form of physical exercise, YogaBugs promotes a wide range of emotional benefits such as
- Improved self-confidence
- Release of day to day anxieties
- Improved concentration & memory retention
- Increased ability for children to learn more easily
- Developed creativity
- Improves healthy sleep patterns
- Allows children to express their emotions physically
Not to mention a wealth of Physical benefits such as
- Strengthened muscles
- Balanced energy levels
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved respiratory and circulation
- Improved digestive systems
- Supported joint mobility
- Developed posture
- Improved flexibility
YogaBugs run classes in local schools and nurseries as well throughout the community.
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