The science behind yoga for kids
Physiologically, the brain is divided into two parts — the right and the left hemispheres. The right side of the brain is used in emotional perception, creativity and intuition. The left side of the brain is used for cognitive and the analytical processes.
Research has shown that when gifted kids solve problems in their perspective areas of skill, an increase in electrical activity happens on both of their hemispheres. For the brain to work efficiently both hemispheres of the brain must work together. Furthermore, by stimulating and implementing the right hemisphere of the brain, the arts reinforce the connection between both hemispheres. Children should be exposed to arts as their cognitive ability matures so that the right hemisphere of the brain will be as developed as the left, and both hemispheres can work in tandem, thus achieving the full potential of the mind.
The benefits of yoga are very strong for our children, research shows:
• Helps balance the mind and body
• Instills confidence with new challenges and experiences
• Teaches to love your inner self by building self- esteem, self-discipline, self-awareness
• Language skills are improved through breathing, awareness, focus, attention, coordination
• Builds inner strength, relaxation techniques, self-control, self-regulation
• Helps with management of Stress, Anxiety, Depression,Sensory Integration, ADD
• Promotes respect, compassion and sharing
• Builds the foundation for a healthy and happy life
Children naturally love art – painting, drawing, making music, and theater. At Arka Yoga for Kids we appreciate the importance of art in building a child’s brain. During the Art session, parents will join their children with painting, crafting and drawing.
About Arka Yoga for Kids
Evelyns Gaiti is a devoted SPLa therapist and Special Needs educator with more than 25 years of experience. In her years of participating in vast courses, seminars, and workshops upon expanding her knowledge, Evelyns discovered the amazing world of yoga for kids and the great benefit that it provides for the children. Her love for children with special needs (or Spectacular kids as she calls them) motivates Evelyns to finding the best tools that can benefit and improve kids’ life and their families.
Evelyns Gaiti became a solemn yoga practitioner achieving certification in Yoga Therapy for Children, Children’s Yoga Teacher, Yoga for Children with Special Needs, and Yoga Education for Autism Spectrum, as well as 200 hours training in Hatha Yoga.
Our classes incorporate therapeutic techniques and props which guide and integrate all the kids through our yoga session. Yoga will guide our children to develop their inner potential, as a result we will have happy and healthy kiddos.