HOW YOGA CHANGED THE BEHAVIOR OF LITTLE KRUTHI
Kruthi, 9, the kid next door, I have always heard her scream on top of her voice, throw tantrums, always glued to television or her tablet. Yes, she has her own tablet. When she was just 2 years old, she was super smart, she would recognize voices and the things around her, I always thought she would grow up to be an intelligent child. She grew arrogant, she doesn’t want to study nor is she interested in any other activities. All she wants to do is be on her tablet or the T.V. And her behavior towards her parents is just awful. Every time they tried to discipline her, her behavior just got worse.
So I suggested her parents just to take a trial class for the yoga which VEDIC TREAT provides. So they did. After her trial class, she herself wanted to join the classes and just after few days, she was entirely a new person, no tantrums, no screaming, she goes out to play with the other kids outside, she reduced watching tv or use any electronic devices.
Yoga is one of the best practices for young adults because it helps shape their brains in an amazing way. Some of the following are the benefits of yoga if you’re looking for joining yourself or for your child.
• Provides students with healthy ways to express, balance, and regulate their emotions and behavior.
• Promotes a more relaxed, comfortable state of being – the perfect state for teaching and learning.
• Has a positive impact on students’ academic performance.
• Brings students into the present moment – the most basic requirement for learning.
• Encourages community and connectedness within the classroom.
• Provides opportunities for beneficial motor breaks throughout the day.
• Eases anxiety and tension (such as pre-test or performance jitters).
• Reduces anger, depression, and fatigue
• Cultivates balanced psychological and physiological responses to stress, such as improved stress management
• Enhances focus, attention, concentration, comprehension, and memory
• Supports social and emotional learning
• Enhances flexibility, strength, and physical well-being
• Encourages respect for oneself and others
• Enhances executive function (i.e., processes required to select, organize, and properly initiate goal-directed actions) by combining the cognitive and neurological benefits of physical activity.
• Enhances resilience and coping frequency, thereby helping students adapt and cope with negative life events
Has a beneficial effect on outcomes for classroom teachers, including increases in calmness, mindfulness, well-being, sleep quality, emotional regulation, and positive mood, as well as improvements in classroom management, physical symptoms, blood pressure, and cortisol awakening response, and decreases in anxiety and mind/body stress.
Moreover, we believe that yoga teaching needs to be serious and multi-disciplinary yet based on children’s needs and everyday lives, with a playful and fun approach.