Dr. Shamanthakamani Narendran M.D. (Pead), Ph.D. (Yoga Science) YOGA FOR CHILDREN POSITIVE HEALTH & STRESS DISORDERS
New insights into the needs of children in their growth and development and physical, mental, emotional and also spiritual...
The richness of the heritage of yoga and spirituality is gaining sharper focus through modern scientific research.  The wi...
Children now face stressful situations at a more early age. It has a huge impact on the child’s personality and maturity. ...
HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT? TENSION OUTLETS Destructive activity, fear, anger, anxiety, temper, tantrums, aggressive, ...
HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT?   TENSION OUTLETS Disbelief in God and ethical values Spiritual   Solitary behavior, mistr...
<ul><li>If not recognised and treated, it will lead to </li></ul><ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosocial co...
<ul><li>Respiratory training – Pranayama (breathing and energy flow),  </li></ul><ul><li>Postural training – Asana (physic...
BENEFITS  OF EACH TRAINING
RESPIRATORY TRAINING  PRANAYAMA <ul><li>Normalizes breathing rate  </li></ul><ul><li>Allows uniformity of breathing </li><...
POSTURAL TRAINING ASANAS   <ul><li>Increases the threshold of muscular excitability </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker relaxation a...
RELAXATION TRAINING  <ul><li>Increases body awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Calms the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces aggressio...
CONCENTRATION TRAINING  <ul><li>Increases memory </li></ul><ul><li>Improves discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses attention...
MEDITATION TRAINING  <ul><li>Silences the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Removes negative feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Increases sel...
SPECIFIC DETAILS  OF THE  YOGA TRAINING SESSIONS
Loosening exercises  <ul><li>Shake down </li></ul><ul><li>Hands stretch </li></ul><ul><li>Forward/backward bending </li></...
<ul><li>Tiger breath </li></ul><ul><li>Dog breath </li></ul><ul><li>Sighing tree “ha” </li></ul><ul><li>Lion roar (Simha G...
<ul><li>Tree (Vrukshasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Dancer (Natarajasana) </li></ul>Balancing Asana <ul><li>Monkey - Palms to fee...
<ul><li>Cobra series ( Bhujangasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodile  (Makarasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Bow (Dhanurasana) </li></...
<ul><li>Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shuddhi)  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Finger focusing (Trataka) </li></ul><ul><li>Light focusing </li></ul>Focusing and gazing techniques  <ul><li>Insta...
RIGHT UPBRINGING  <ul><li>Yoga games </li></ul><ul><li>Skits </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Slokas/Devo...
Do not expect children to become adults Do not rob them of their  innocence and joyful play
Technique of asanas
Ride your Bumpy Camel   COBRA POSE
ELEPHANT POSE FISH POSE
Running Train   Air Walk   Sliding Board
Birthday Candles   Candle Pose
Deep Relaxation   Jogging Through the Jungle
MEDITATION
OTHER DIMENSIONS OF YOGA <ul><li>Age groups    6-8, 9-11, & Above 12  </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga games & skits </li></ul><ul>...
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    1. 1. Dr. Shamanthakamani Narendran M.D. (Pead), Ph.D. (Yoga Science) YOGA FOR CHILDREN POSITIVE HEALTH & STRESS DISORDERS
    2. 2. New insights into the needs of children in their growth and development and physical, mental, emotional and also spiritual progress is in the forefront. There is a shift in our approach to human health problems giving increasing attention towards behavioral and social aspect of child health.
    3. 3. The richness of the heritage of yoga and spirituality is gaining sharper focus through modern scientific research. The wisdom of the East is being restated in a terminology that is familiar to the west. Dissemination of research findings has played a vital role in establishing the efficacy of the integrated approach of yoga therapy.
    4. 4. Children now face stressful situations at a more early age. It has a huge impact on the child’s personality and maturity. If affects their coping ability for latter part of their lives.
    5. 5. HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT? TENSION OUTLETS Destructive activity, fear, anger, anxiety, temper, tantrums, aggressive, irritable Emotional Poor memory, poor concentration Mental Bedwetting, eating disorders, stammering, diarrhea, back pain Physical
    6. 6. HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT? TENSION OUTLETS Disbelief in God and ethical values Spiritual Solitary behavior, mistrust Social
    7. 7. <ul><li>If not recognised and treated, it will lead to </li></ul><ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosocial complications </li></ul><ul><li>Triggers existing diseases </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Respiratory training – Pranayama (breathing and energy flow), </li></ul><ul><li>Postural training – Asana (physical postures), </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation training – (guided relaxation techniques), </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration training – Trataka, </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation. </li></ul>YOGA PRACTICES
    9. 9. BENEFITS OF EACH TRAINING
    10. 10. RESPIRATORY TRAINING PRANAYAMA <ul><li>Normalizes breathing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Allows uniformity of breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum oxygen utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Increases concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Increases sensitivity </li></ul>
    11. 11. POSTURAL TRAINING ASANAS <ul><li>Increases the threshold of muscular excitability </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker relaxation and quicker reflexes. </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases muscular tension </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases inattention and impulsiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Increases stamina and strength </li></ul>
    12. 12. RELAXATION TRAINING <ul><li>Increases body awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Calms the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces impulsivity </li></ul>
    13. 13. CONCENTRATION TRAINING <ul><li>Increases memory </li></ul><ul><li>Improves discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses attention </li></ul>
    14. 14. MEDITATION TRAINING <ul><li>Silences the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Removes negative feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Increases self-awareness </li></ul>
    15. 15. SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE YOGA TRAINING SESSIONS
    16. 16. Loosening exercises <ul><li>Shake down </li></ul><ul><li>Hands stretch </li></ul><ul><li>Forward/backward bending </li></ul><ul><li>Side bending </li></ul><ul><li>Twisting </li></ul><ul><li>Neck rolling </li></ul><ul><li>Shoulder rolling </li></ul><ul><li>Face stretching </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Tiger breath </li></ul><ul><li>Dog breath </li></ul><ul><li>Sighing tree “ha” </li></ul><ul><li>Lion roar (Simha Garjana) </li></ul><ul><li>Bee humming breath (Brahmari) </li></ul><ul><li>Throat breathing (Ujjay breath) </li></ul>Breathing exercises
    18. 18. <ul><li>Tree (Vrukshasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Dancer (Natarajasana) </li></ul>Balancing Asana <ul><li>Monkey - Palms to feet (Padahasthasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Crescent Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Warrior Pose (Veerasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle (Trikonasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Downward Dog (Adhomukha Svanasana) </li></ul>Standing Asana
    19. 19. <ul><li>Cobra series ( Bhujangasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodile (Makarasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Bow (Dhanurasana) </li></ul>Prone Asana <ul><li>Camel (Ushtrasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Rabbit (Sasangasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Thunderbolt (Vajrasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Squat (Malasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly (Badhakonasana) </li></ul>Seated Asana
    20. 20. <ul><li>Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shuddhi) </li></ul><ul><li>Bellows Breath (Bhastrika and Kapalabathi) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Yoga Breath / sectional breathing (Vibhagha Pranayama) </li></ul>Pranayama
    21. 21. <ul><li>Finger focusing (Trataka) </li></ul><ul><li>Light focusing </li></ul>Focusing and gazing techniques <ul><li>Instant relaxation technique </li></ul><ul><li>Deep relaxation technique </li></ul>Relaxation techniques <ul><li>OM - AAA, UUU, MMM </li></ul><ul><li>Silence </li></ul>Meditation techniques
    22. 22. RIGHT UPBRINGING <ul><li>Yoga games </li></ul><ul><li>Skits </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Slokas/Devotional songs </li></ul><ul><li>Diet and Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle changes </li></ul>
    23. 23. Do not expect children to become adults Do not rob them of their innocence and joyful play
    24. 24. Technique of asanas
    25. 25. Ride your Bumpy Camel COBRA POSE
    26. 26. ELEPHANT POSE FISH POSE
    27. 27. Running Train Air Walk Sliding Board
    28. 28. Birthday Candles Candle Pose
    29. 29. Deep Relaxation Jogging Through the Jungle
    30. 30. MEDITATION
    31. 31. OTHER DIMENSIONS OF YOGA <ul><li>Age groups  6-8, 9-11, & Above 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga games & skits </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Bhajans, Kirtans, Sanskrit slokas </li></ul><ul><li>Shanthi (peace) chanting </li></ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Hygiene </li></ul>
    32. 32. THANK YOU

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