PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor, supports a recent article from the Sacramento Bee that provides children with various yoga poses to assist in relieving stress and anxiety from school or daycare. With strain on the lower back, tension in the shoulder blades and spinal column, sitting at school for six or more hours per day can cause pain and discomfort in the bodies of children. Kids can be significantly impacted by sitting all day and this can affect their learning ability.
seeks to call attention to the impact of yoga practice on American children. Developing yoga skills at an early age will help children cope with stress and anxiety in all areas of their life. While many believe that children do not suffer from stress, studies show this is not the case. Because children do not have the reasoning skills that adults do, they have alternative ways of communicating distress, anger and sadness.
Teaching children yoga is a great way to help them channel all of their negative emotion and energy in a positive way. Adults recognize the effects that yoga has on their moods and emotions, so it makes sense that these same effects will benefit children. Annunziata agrees with the article and believes that yoga can only benefit children in the future.
As a yoga studio owner, Michael Annunziata, West Babylon instructor, works with children on a daily basis and knows that they do have the capacity to perform the complicated moves the practice is known for while improving flexibility and stamina. "While they might not understand why they are doing the position," Annunziata says, "kids understand that they feel much better after a session and that is the biggest reward for me."
Not only will yoga help children improve concentration, it also assists in increasing self-esteem and confidence levels and decreases the risk of injury in other activities. Small children are naturally flexible and allowing them to practice yoga will give them the ability to keep enhance their future health. Annunziata also knows that a good instructor will not push a child beyond their own physical limits. Practicing certain mind-body techniques at school is a great way to reduce stress and allow kids to unwind in the classroom. Annunziata believes that if more teachers involved some simple yoga techniques in the classroom, children would have a greater desire to come to school and sit throughout the day.
"Children's yoga is a great opportunity to create a space of knowledge that is calm and stress free," Annunziata says. "Teachers and parents really should try working these techniques into the lives of children. Not only will the child begin to feel better, but they will not have as much frustration and pain throughout the day," notes Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor.
Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor, is the owner of Yoga Solutions. The studio offers many variations of yoga, including warm and hot yoga as well as aerial yoga and restorative yoga. With private lessons for beginners and lessons specifically designed for children, Annunziata believes that everyone can benefit from yoga as a lifestyle.