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Kids Yoga Poses to Build Healthy Self Esteem
Self-esteem is your evaluation of your self worth. Children with a healthy self-esteem feel liked and accepted. They feel confident, proud of what they can do and think good things about themselves. While everyone lacks confidence occasionally, people with low self-esteem feel unhappy and doubt that they can do things well, often judging themselves with their friends or family. Self-esteem impacts your decision-making process, your relationships, your emotional health, and your overall well-being. It also influences your motivation to do things, as people with a healthy, positive view of themselves understand their potential and feel inspired.
Breathe and Flow Kids Yoga classes help children to have positive self esteem by encouraging them to try new things through Kids Yoga poses, finding things they’re good at and by giving praise to the kids. It’s important for children to know they’re loved and that they belong to a community that values them. We use positive affirmations during our kids yoga classes. We give children an opportunity to be seen, heard and valued. We have lots of fun which gives us happy endorphins, yippee! Check out our amazing top 5 Yoga Poses for Self Esteem below:
Be a warrior! This strengthening and expansive kids yoga pose allows you to explore the space around you and inhabit it with confidence. Relax your breath and shoulders as you stretch.
This simple standing posture gives you time to be aware of your emotions, thoughts and body sensations as you slowly tune in before your practice. From the soles of the feet up, try breathing awareness to all areas of the body with your eyes closed. Pick out a mantra for your practice and repeat this to yourself as you breathe.
Rise tall and confident in this playful and balanced posture. Play around with releasing the free leg in different variations, even taking the torso horizontal! Have fun and enjoy every wobble
Heart openers ease tension in the shoulders and upper back, creating space at the front of the chest that cultivates openness and love. It can release anxious feelings and stress.
Chair Pose, also known as Fierce Pose, is tremendously energising and strengthening. Perfect for a mid-day brain break or focusing activity, try holding a chair for at least 10 counts while breathing deeply in and out through your nose. Making you feel like you can do anything.
Self-esteem is a big part of the Early Years Learning Framework “EYLF” in Australia which is incorporated into our Early Childhood Yoga Program. You can tick off those Learning Outcomes when it comes to your learning stories. With covering a range of outcomes such as:
1.1 Children feel safe, secure and supported.
1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.
2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities.
3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing.
Learn more about our Early Childhood Yoga Program here.
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