Today is not just another day of ordinary yoga though, it’s a call to adventure. When you step onto your mat, you step onto a portal that takes you to your own, unique, and magic inner world.
In this inner world you will move, bend, and twist into magic shapes that allow you to become a hero.
Just like all great heroes that are called to adventure, you will need be prepared to face challenges. You will need to be brave, strong, and use your breath to stay calm in the face of danger. You will also need to remember to laugh and play, because in the end your inner light will guide the way to overcome any challenges you face…
Imagine if every yoga class we took as adults was our own epic hero story.
In a way, this is partially true. Our life stories mirror the patterns found in beloved myths and tales passed down through our ancestors. Our mats become the stage and sacred space to play out challenges through our body, mind, and breath. The practice known as yoga, connecting all three to encourage awareness and discover our most true selves.
When you add on the slew of physical and mental benefits of yoga such as lowering blood pressure, encouraging weight loss, increased strength, mobility, and flexibility, greater body confidence, improved mood, and a reduction of stress and anxiety, it is no wonder why yoga continues to gain mainstream popularity.
For Pediatric yoga, the physical and mental benefits of the practice are no different. When yoga is taught through the lens of story and imagination though, children have the additional benefit of developing sensory and self-awareness.
Through story, the practice of yoga magically transforms into an adventure where children can explore their inner selves through auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles. For a child jumping onto their yoga mat is a chance to take an adventure. The yoga postures become a chance to transform into animals and the natural world around them. The practice becomes a journey to learn about their truths and inner selves.
Yoga is in essence just one big epic hero’s story filled with adventure, wonder, and courage; an all-encompassing practice that encourages self-regulation, self-development, exercise, and positive mental health. With all its benefits, it makes it easy to understand why people say yoga is magic.
Give your child the gift of yoga this summer with our Summer Story Yoga Series, an opportunity for your child to move, breath, grow, develop, and journey into their most true selves.