Over the recent years, the restrictive and limited spaces at academic institutions have decreased the amount of physical activities children once engaged in and enjoyed as their daily routine; the arrival of digital and handheld gadgets has made the situation much worse. This conundrum is fast, leading to unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles and eventually pushing children towards teenage obesity and diabetes.
This realization has compelled us to include the practice of yoga and aerobics, which, if introduced early, can help build healthier lifestyle patterns in our children for the future.
Yoga is the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our true nature- body, mind, and spirit, in the pursuit of inner harmony.
Children who practice yoga report that they are able to concentrate better during the day, focus better on their activities, and pay attention to their tasks. Perhaps because some of the key benefits of yoga are:
It Enhances Physical Flexibility
It Refines Balance and Coordination
It Develops Focus and Concentration
It Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence
It Strengthens the Mind-Body Connection
Whereas ‘aerobic’ means relating to oxygen or free oxygen, are vigorous exercises that make the heart pump faster by increasing the heart rate and breathing. Energizing, shaking and waking up the system to perform at its optimum and helps keep hearts, lungs, and blood vessels healthy.
So, just the right mix of yoga and aerobics can help achieve a perfect mind and body balance in our young learners, and also inculcate life-long habits of staying fit and healthy.