Amicus run workshops to encourage children and young people to practice yoga and mindfulness as the benefits of doing this help with the relaxation of both mind and body, combined with building confidence and improving self expression. Yoga is inclusive for all children, including those with communication and complex needs.
Amicus aim to elevate children’s imagination, creativity and self-expression through yoga.
The ancient practice of yoga may help children and young people cope with stress and thus contribute positively to mental health. In a recent book on yoga education in India, the author claims that “in a nutshell, yoga is a powerful medium for developing the personality of children and making them capable of facing the present-day challenges and problems”.
In her review article, “Effect of Yoga on Mental Health in Children,” one of the world’s most prominent yoga researchers, Shirley Telles, concludes that yoga improves children’s physical and mental well-being.
Thus, yoga is an important life skill tool for children and young people to cope with stress and self-regulation in a life-long perspective.