How does Yoga Help Raising Self-Esteem in Children?

How does Yoga Help Raising Self-Esteem in Children?

by | Aug 3, 2022 | Character Building

Growing up throws up many challenges for both you as a parent and your children. A healthy sense of self helps your children tackle these issues and come out strong. 

Yoga offers various mind and body benefits to growing up children. And self-esteem is one of them. With the help of yoga, your children develop self-esteem and confidence in themselves. These help your children cope with growing up and believing in themselves. 

Let’s know more about self-esteem below.

 

What is Self-esteem? 

Self-esteem means the way we see ourselves. Self-esteem, in other words, is self-respect that makes us trust in ourselves. It helps us believe in our skills, qualities that raise our self-confidence too. And self-confidence in turn raises self-esteem too. This creates a positive cycle that develops these two traits to the fullest. Raising self-esteem in children makes them happy and satisfied. Your children feel good about themselves and develop a strong sense of self. With self-esteem, your children grow up into confident and successful adults.

 

Role of Yoga in Raising Self-esteem in Children

Here are some of the ways yoga helps raise self-esteem in your children. 

 

  1. Love of Self

Yoga teaches your kids to take care of their minds, and bodies. Yoga poses keep their bodies healthy and deep breathing calms their mind. Learning to meditate coupled with yoga connects their bodies and minds. This helps your children manage their emotions and thoughts better. Yoga teaches about mindful eating too. It is a process where your children are not distracted during eating. They focus on their food and enjoy it to the fullest. Mindful eating makes their bodies and immune system strong. Yoga also teaches discipline to your children. It helps them make good choices that help them become better. You can also teach self-affirming chants to your children. Make them simple like, ‘I believe in myself, or ‘I am strong and capable’. All these tasks build self-worth in your children. Your children value themselves and raise their self-esteem. 

 

  1. Happy Hormones

Doing yoga releases endorphins also called ‘happy hormones’ from the brain. These are natural hormones that lower stress and anxiety and calm your mind. These hormones are essential for your mental health and well-being. Doing yoga releases these hormones and protects your children’s mental health. Doing yoga makes your children happy, relaxed, and confident. Your children are happy with themselves, which boosts their self-image and self-esteem. 

 

  1. No Win or Lose 

Yoga is not a contest and not about competing. Yoga is not about winning or losing but about helping each other. It is about discipline and being healthy inside out. Doing yoga does not build any negative mindset in your children. Instead, your children grow a positive mindset. With yoga, your children learn not to leave anyone behind. They learn to help and support others. With yoga, your children learn to set personal goals. Your children self-validate themselves and do not look for outside approval. With yoga, your children become secure in their beliefs and are not needy. They know they are good and have confidence in their skills and talents. With yoga, your children have fun and bond with others. Yoga makes your children feel good about their bodies and minds. And this way too, yoga helps in raising self-esteem in children

 

  1. Improves Focus

With yoga, your kids also learn to meditate. Both of these combined improve focus in your children. And this focus is on all areas of life. With improved focus, your children excel in their studies. They also excel in sports, and other things they put their minds to. Yoga boosts your children’s self-confidence.  And this in turn raises their self-esteem too. 

 

  1. Inner Working

Yoga teaches your kids to let go of ego and pride. Yoga teaches your children not to judge others. Yoga teaches your children to accept themselves and others as they are. Yoga teaches your kids to go deep inside their minds and find their strengths. Yoga teaches that by discipline and practice, they can do the pose they want. And this mindset goes into other areas of their lives as well. With yoga, your children become self-aware and are at ease with themselves. All this helps in raising their self-esteem. 

 

Final Thoughts

So, these are some of the ways yoga helps in raising self-esteem in children. With self-esteem, their self-confidence also improves. This creates a positive cycle that helps in their growth. Yoga helps your children develop into well-formed adults inside out. 

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How does Yoga Help Raising Self-Esteem in Children?

by | Aug 3, 2022 | Character Building

Growing up throws up many challenges for both you as a parent and your children. A healthy sense of self helps your children tackle these issues and come out strong. 

Yoga offers various mind and body benefits to growing up children. And self-esteem is one of them. With the help of yoga, your children develop self-esteem and confidence in themselves. These help your children cope with growing up and believing in themselves. 

Let’s know more about self-esteem below.

 

What is Self-esteem? 

Self-esteem means the way we see ourselves. Self-esteem, in other words, is self-respect that makes us trust in ourselves. It helps us believe in our skills, qualities that raise our self-confidence too. And self-confidence in turn raises self-esteem too. This creates a positive cycle that develops these two traits to the fullest. Raising self-esteem in children makes them happy and satisfied. Your children feel good about themselves and develop a strong sense of self. With self-esteem, your children grow up into confident and successful adults.

 

Role of Yoga in Raising Self-esteem in Children

Here are some of the ways yoga helps raise self-esteem in your children. 

 

  1. Love of Self

Yoga teaches your kids to take care of their minds, and bodies. Yoga poses keep their bodies healthy and deep breathing calms their mind. Learning to meditate coupled with yoga connects their bodies and minds. This helps your children manage their emotions and thoughts better. Yoga teaches about mindful eating too. It is a process where your children are not distracted during eating. They focus on their food and enjoy it to the fullest. Mindful eating makes their bodies and immune system strong. Yoga also teaches discipline to your children. It helps them make good choices that help them become better. You can also teach self-affirming chants to your children. Make them simple like, ‘I believe in myself, or ‘I am strong and capable’. All these tasks build self-worth in your children. Your children value themselves and raise their self-esteem. 

 

  1. Happy Hormones

Doing yoga releases endorphins also called ‘happy hormones’ from the brain. These are natural hormones that lower stress and anxiety and calm your mind. These hormones are essential for your mental health and well-being. Doing yoga releases these hormones and protects your children’s mental health. Doing yoga makes your children happy, relaxed, and confident. Your children are happy with themselves, which boosts their self-image and self-esteem. 

 

  1. No Win or Lose 

Yoga is not a contest and not about competing. Yoga is not about winning or losing but about helping each other. It is about discipline and being healthy inside out. Doing yoga does not build any negative mindset in your children. Instead, your children grow a positive mindset. With yoga, your children learn not to leave anyone behind. They learn to help and support others. With yoga, your children learn to set personal goals. Your children self-validate themselves and do not look for outside approval. With yoga, your children become secure in their beliefs and are not needy. They know they are good and have confidence in their skills and talents. With yoga, your children have fun and bond with others. Yoga makes your children feel good about their bodies and minds. And this way too, yoga helps in raising self-esteem in children

 

  1. Improves Focus

With yoga, your kids also learn to meditate. Both of these combined improve focus in your children. And this focus is on all areas of life. With improved focus, your children excel in their studies. They also excel in sports, and other things they put their minds to. Yoga boosts your children’s self-confidence.  And this in turn raises their self-esteem too. 

 

  1. Inner Working

Yoga teaches your kids to let go of ego and pride. Yoga teaches your children not to judge others. Yoga teaches your children to accept themselves and others as they are. Yoga teaches your kids to go deep inside their minds and find their strengths. Yoga teaches that by discipline and practice, they can do the pose they want. And this mindset goes into other areas of their lives as well. With yoga, your children become self-aware and are at ease with themselves. All this helps in raising their self-esteem. 

 

Final Thoughts

So, these are some of the ways yoga helps in raising self-esteem in children. With self-esteem, their self-confidence also improves. This creates a positive cycle that helps in their growth. Yoga helps your children develop into well-formed adults inside out. 

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