Why YogiVal thinks Your Preteen Should Start Yoga

Friday, March 11, 2016 | 9:29 pm

There are so many amazing benefits of yoga for preteens that will help them later in life. Starting yoga at an early age can help reduce stress and increase confidence. Yoga helps to build confidence – with daily peer pressures to fit in; pop culture influences and modern stereotypes young girls are highly susceptible to a negative self-image. Yoga helps build their self-confidence and helps them to appreciate their unique qualities and abilities and to love themselves as they are. This is strengthened through a group class setting that encourages positive reinforcement.

There are so many things that young girls are confronted with and at such a young age. While they might think they know it all, or are trying to, what they really need most is an outlet for all of the internal anxieties they are faced with everyday. Yoga can help to cope with so many of the stressed preteen’s face, while improving confidence, self esteem and body image. At the same time, preteens learn at an early age how to connect to their bodies to improve the connection to their core strength, and to stand tall throughout their day. YogiVal also teaches basic core and plank exercises that kids can take home to practice to keep up their strength when they are not in class.

In addition to the mental benefits, yoga helps to build core strength and the muscles around your spine, which alleviates back, shoulder and neck pain. But yoga isn’t just for girls; YogiVal has just added a new class to include boys called, “Stretching and Strengthening for Teens” ages 10-18.

The breathing techniques in yoga help preteens learn how to take a fuller, deeper breath, which reduces chances for injury. In addition, preteens and teens can take these breathing techniques out into their daily life as a positive tool to better handle stress and conflict resolution.

Join her next YogiVal Preteen for Girls class (ages 9-14) on April 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Her first Stretching and Strengthening for Teens (boys and girls ages 10-18) is also on April 2nd from 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. All classes are $15 and no preregistration is necessary. Please see the YogiVal website to see the schedule for the Preteen yoga series or any other information about how to bring YogiVal to your school, event or organization at www.yogival.com.

Hot Yoga Pasadena is located at 2089 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. For more information you can call 626.304.YOGA (9642), visit www.HotYogaPasadena.com or email info@hotyogapasadena.com.

 

 

 

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