Yoga is much more than just a set of physical poses - it also encompasses universal concepts that support your child's character development, respect of self and others, and healthy lifestyle choices. Over the course of a session, Yoga Sprouts children's classes explore the following 8 Yoga Principles.
Click on any of the pictures to learn more about the principle, including a description, examples, and related book suggestions as excerpted with permission from Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children (F+W/Adams Media, 2013) by Lisa Flynn, E-RYT, RCYT, Founder of ChildLight Yoga® and Yoga 4 Classrooms®.
Surround yourself with love and kindness. Be gentle and peaceful in your thoughts and actions. Be respectful. Show kindness. Do not harm anyone or anything. Practice tolerance.
Be truthful in your actions, thoughts, and speech. Tell the truth. Be yourself. Be true to you.
Be generous. Share, Don't take what isn't yours.
Remember to do all things in moderation. Practice self-control.
Take care of yourself, body and mind. Take care of your surroundings, community, and earth.
Be content with yourself. Celebrate your uniqueness, Maintain a positive outook. Have an internal sense of peacefulness. Practice gratefulness.
Be disciplined. Always try your best. Establish good habits. Finish what you start. Persevere: Don't give up!
Have Alone Time
Be reflective. Spend time with yourself. Know yourself. Take the time for quiet. Be still.