Bikram Yoga for Kids
On the physical level, yoga has been shown to enhance physical flexibility, coordination and strength, all of which makes children less injury-prone on the playing field. Additionally, kids of all ages play a lot of sports in school and after school.
On an emotional level, children who practice yoga often show increased self-esteem. They are better able to focus on tasks and manage stress in school including tests, homework, and a social life which can become quite stressful as they enter their tween years.
As a no-impact form of exercise, Yoga can get your children off to a life of fitness and healthy habits without injury or damage to their growing bodies. It also helps children burn off excess energy. By increasing the flow of endorphins, it helps relieve the emotional stresses of peer and social pressure that adolescents face daily.
Free for your kids!
Benefits for children and why they should practice yoga
We are all born with natural flexibility, we just have to maintain it. Kids are naturally good at yoga.
Calms and clears the mind
Brings focus to the present moment
Reduces stress, tension and anxiety
Increases focus, concentration and attention span
Expands imagination and creativity
Improves emotional control
Gives tools for stress management
Enhances body awareness
Increased self esteem
At what age can children practice Bikram Yoga?
At Bikram Yoga Nairobi we have students as young as 6 years old that practice Bikram Yoga. We do not recommend that younger children join you in the hot room. 13 years old is about the earliest age young students can fully manage the stamina, balance and heat acclimatisation needed to fully enjoy the 90 minute class.
Students aged between 6 and 13 will only practice half the class at BYN, they will enter the hot room for the floor series only.
All our classes are free for children from 6 to 16 years old, all of whom must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Does your child want to try Bikram Yoga with you? Before bringing your children with you, please take a class yourself to better decide if it’s right for them.