While doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them.

Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.

The physical movements introduce kids to yoga’s true meaning: union, expression, and honor for oneself and one’s part in the delicate web of life.

Yoga detoxes the child from the hurry-up world of busy parents, School & family pressures, video games, malls and the synthetic lives they are forced to live.. Parents believe they are given the best by taking them away from the essentials of nature which are having a profound effect on their innate joy which is not for the better

How does yoga help?

  • Helps encounter pressure
  • Children learn techniques for
    • Self-health
    • Relaxation
    • Inner fulfillment
    • Navigate life’s challenges with ease
  • Physically—
    • Enhances flexibility
    • Strength
    • Coordination
    • Body awareness
  • Cognizance
    • Concentration
    • Sense of calmness
    • Relaxation

How does yoga at an early age help?

  • Encourages self-esteem
  • Body awareness with physical activities that are non-competitive
  • Fosters cooperation & compassion

Non-Doing

sometimes doing nothing is doing something very important

The concept of non-doing has been expressed in many different cultural traditions. Definitions vary; however, most definitions agree that the individual has a true nature. When aligned with the true nature, the individual is at peace. As this is the individual’s true nature, to follow one’s path is without effort and without a struggle.

We are able to cultivate “non-doing” by taking a few moments each day to be still. In these moments, we cease any activity and begin to focus our attention inward. We become conscious of the stillness of the moment, we notice our body and our breath. We hear the silence and we find inner peace.

At Maple Lawn Montessori, we practice “non-doing” every day. The students are instructed to sit completely still for a period of 1 minute. During this time, the students are instructed to close their eyes if they wish and to focus their energy inward. We will continue to increase the time as the students progress in their practice.

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