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kids with veggiesWhat is Food Yoga for Youth?

Food Yoga is about teaching the youth the critical importance of proper food choices for advancing their academic performance. But it is even more than that: the word yoga is a Sanskrit word that comes from the root word, yuj, to connect. So Food Yoga is the art and science of nourishing our body, mind and consciousness through an attitude of gratitude for food and its unique role in creating unity by breaking down barriers associated with discrimination, ethnicity, language, and gender. The Food Yoga course also includes physical yoga training so that students can see the connection between smart food choices and stressless exercises for achieving a healthy body and mind.

Benefits of Food Yoga for Youth

The following are just some of the benefits of food yoga for youth (and adults):

kids_small-schoolBody:

  • Improved digestion, circulation and elimination
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • A more relaxed body, thus promoting better sleep
  • Improved neuromuscular-development
  • Stronger and more flexible body
  • Increased body, mind coordination
  • Improved posture and alignment
  • Increased energy

Mind:

  • More peaceful mind
  • Less tension and stress
  • Increased concentration, focus and attention span
  • Improved memory capacity
  • Expanded imagination and creativity
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • More compassionate in thoughts, words and actions

Spirit:

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhanced team skills and social interaction
  • More discipline and sense control
  • More sensitive and tuned into their surroundings
  • Increased sense of unity with others
  • More respectful of superiors

Overall:

  • Better mind/body connectedness
  • Encourage adoption of a healthy lifestyle
  • Promotes an overall sense of well-being
  • Students will also learn to see the beauty and light within themselves, thereby boosting their self-confidence, allowing them to feel more comfortable with their bodies, and helping them get in touch with who they are inside. A child who learns yoga, mindfulness, relaxation and eats well will develop character building skills for a lifetime and wellness in mind, body and spirit.

kidsbackbendBenefits of Food Yoga in the School Setting

Anti-bullying, health and wellness, and character building are common themes in American schools today, all focusing on educating the child’s mind, body and spirit. Yoga, by nature, supports this education.

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