Happy International Yoga Day!

The 21st of June marks a very important day in each of our calendars… International Yoga Day!

At YogaBugs we think that it is very important for children to get the opportunity to express themselves through their imagination and help develop their confidence along the way.

We have found three very important ways in which Yoga can help support those with mental health struggles.

 

Breathe out the problems

Those who are stressed are commonly found to breathe from the chest rather than deep from the lungs, (this is proven to be able to help children’s breathing after classes). Also, the sound of breathing can have a calming effect on children, which really helps some of our own YogaBugs during classes.

 

Happier brain

Even participating in Yoga for a minute of your day can release chemicals called “GABA”. This chemical helps stop anxiety from developing in the body. Everyone needs a happier brain from time to time, which is one of the reasons why Yoga always wins against mental health.

 

Handling stress

Doctors around the world have now even started prescribing Yoga as a way to tackle stress. After results have found that it can reduce levels of depression especially in children, it is becoming more and more popular. At YogaBugs we understand that children have problems of their own, which is considered when we teach our classes.

 

We hope that this article helped you learn a little more about Yoga and how it can help just about everyone… Happy International Yoga Day!

 

 

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5 benefits of Yoga

For those of you aren’t sure about Yoga and its benefits, don’t worry you are not alone… This is why here at YogaBugs we have decided to tell you why Yoga is such a growing success and how it can help each and every one of us.

 

Yoga Promotes weight loss

 

Once you have the correct diet in line with your yoga exercise, your weight will drop right off. Studies have shown that if you follow a protein-rich diet, then you will build muscle and lose fat while doing low intensity exercise. This shows that it can not only help you lose weight, but also give muscle tone, which is perfect with summer holidays coming up!

 

Yoga improves your general health

 

Yoga can benefit your general health in more ways than one. Because it is a relaxing exercise, it has been proven to lower the heart rate and regulate breathing. Because Yoga is considered ‘low-impact’ activity, you are at much less risk of exerting any muscles or joints in your body. Yoga can also give you more self-confidence and change your outlook on life in a positive sense. This type of exercise will give you a better body-mind connection because you are using both at the same time and you will be aware of your body much more.

 

Yoga can alleviate sleep issues

 

Regular Yoga has now been proven to improve the quality and duration of sleep, according to studies. By using controlled breathing and relaxing muscles tension through exercise, it is said that those who take up Yoga on a regular (weekly) basis are likely to get between 7-8 hours of sleep a night. This is great news for any mums and dads coming home from a long day at work!

 

Yoga can combat stress

 

It’s nice to take a step back from our social bubble sometimes. Equally, shaking of any stress that comes along with it. Scientifically speaking, when taking part in yoga the levels of inflammatory compounds naturally decrease which are responsible for reacting to stress. If this doesn’t make you want to start doing Yoga, then I don’t know what will.

 

Yoga can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression

 

Studies in Boston University Medical Centre have proven that there is a link between taking part in Yoga and decreasing levels of depression and anxiety. More specifically, taking part in Yoga can increase the intake of GABA in the human body which is said to affect our mood.

 

At YogaBugs we make sure that each child receives the full benefits of Yoga, by teaching through story themed adventures. We can’t tell you how many times parents have come forward about their kids and said that Yoga has helped them tackle social situations in school and also made them more confident, well-rounded children.

 

If you are interested in your child taking part in YogaBugs, but don’t know enough about it, don’t worry, our taster sessions allow them to take part with zero pressure!

 

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