Yoga is a fun way for kids to cultivate self-esteem and body awareness. By mimicking animals and shapes in nature kids develop strength, flexibility, coordination and an appreciation for our environment. Yoga allows children to imagine and experience the qualities of other beings—the strength of a wise, old tree; the confidence of a lion. As kids indulge in imaginative yoga play, they learn to focus, cooperate with peers, and to use their breath to find inner calm – tools important for their daily lives.
The tools of yoga and mindfulness offer proven methods of developing the inner resilience needed to navigate physical, mental and emotional stress. Miss Lulu Orrak brings these practices to USRCA in a simple way to support making our students’ lives healthier. Yoga increases the capacity to learn effectively, manage challenging emotions, self-regulate behavior, and achieve personal and academic success.