yoga therapy

How to help your child relax

Benefits of practicing relaxation with your child

How to help your child relax is a question many parents ask. Relaxation is vital for children’s health and wellbeing.  A few minutes’ relaxation each day can help children to stay calm and focus on school targets.  As a play therapist I see children after school when they are usually tired, and some of them also suffer from anxiety related to their school day. I have noticed that teaching children how to release tension through breathing techniques and easy exercises helps them to cope much better with their busy day at school, and their listening and problem-solving skills improve.  Listening to creative visualisation stories encourages them to go on imaginary journeys, freeing up their creativity.

Benefits of family yoga

Although I’m new to Children’s Therapies, I have been running Family Yoga sessions for a while now, and I’m always amazed to see the benefits of family yoga and how the family dynamic grows and develops through the sessions.  In our modern age of Internet, TV and video games, and rushing our children from one after-school activity to the next, it’s hard for parents to find space in their schedules for downtime together as a family, but the those I work with have told me that even a one-hour yoga session each week is improving their family life at home.