Yoga is an activity that has a variety of classes for any age and fitness level. The aerobic and stress relieving activity helps kids take their minds off the stress in their lives and improve both physical and mental aspects of their lives.
Connecting mind, body and soul
Kids have stressors in their lives, just as adults do, and need an outlet for stress relief to keep them grounded. Yoga is the perfect chance to de-stress for many kids, even if they aren’t athletes.
Barb Matheny, owner of Harmony Yoga, states that yoga isn’t simply mental or physical, but a combination of both, which makes yoga perfect for any age and skill level.
“Yoga has so many benefits for kids,” said Matheny. “During classes, they complete breathing exercises for calming aspects, improve their flexibility and balance, and they’re able to be more focused to increase their concentration and let go of stress from school.”
Because of the benefits, Matheny suggests that kids take a class once a week, to improve both their body and mind.
Mindful time spent together
Yoga isn’t just for adults. Matheny states that yoga classes are for anyone and everyone, from moms and babies classes to adult classes. Harmony Yoga offers family classes, classes for kids Kindergarten through 6th grade, and pre-natal and post-partum classes.
“The kids anticipate and look forward to the class all week,” Matheny said. “They like to share things from their day, and I encourage them to take things they’ve learned off the mat and into their lives.”
Special events include the Kid’s Yoga Camp during the summer and holiday yoga.
If you’re interested in signing up for a class,
contact Barb Matheny at Harmony Yoga at 419-306-6136.