Bullying has become a red-hot issue in recent years because of the terrible impact it can have on a victim's psychological and physical health. As many schools struggle to deal with the outcome of bullying behavior, parents and caregivers are at a loss as to how to stop their kids from bullying others. One thing that may help is to have the child or teen practice yoga on a daily basis.
Causes of Bullying Behavior
Many people think bullies hurt others because they don't care how others feel or they're just bad apples. While this may be the case with a small percentage of bullies, the reality is that kids bully because of mental, emotional, or environmental problems.
Some of the most common root causes of bullying behavior are:
How Yoga Can Help
Although yoga is a form of exercise, there are many aspects of this practice that can help troubled kids reduce their need to bully others. First and foremost, yoga can increase a person's level of internal and external awareness. This newfound mindfulness can help children and teens better understand how they're feeling, how those emotions inform their actions, and how their actions affect others. This may naturally lead to a reduction in bullying behavior by kids who may not realize what they're doing or have difficulty self-regulating.
As an exercise, yoga can redirect a child's anger, frustration, or aggressiveness into a more productive and beneficial activity. Learning the poses and adhering to a daily regimen can teach kids self-discipline, improve self-confidence, reduce feelings of stress, and help alleviate mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Having children and teens participate in group yoga with other kids may also help improve their socialization skills.
There are a number of distance yoga courses available online that can help a troubled child get started quickly and in private. For more information about how yoga can help your kids, connect with a yoga instructor over the Internet or in your area.Share
9 March 2015
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