Through yoga, young people facing mental health challenges can become more aware of their thoughts, feelings and emotions. And through this, discover their own sense of self.
By building this connection, yoga helps improve self-esteem and gives children the confidence to take control over their thoughts and actions.
Yoga helps give young people the chance to unwind, release stress and learn stress management techniques that are healthy and productive.
Yoga builds resilience in young people by connecting them with inner resources that help them to work through their discomfort, understand their experience and separate their feelings from their actions.
Through a regular practice, yoga has been found to reduce the symptoms of ADD/ADHD, Anxiety and Depression as well as Schizophrenia.