Ganga Devi

Ganga Devi is a spiritual teacher and the founder/director of the Himalayan Yoga Institute. She has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation over 30 years and has been the prime disciple of a Himalayan yoga master who passed away in 2009. As the successor of her teacher, a highly advanced yogi, she was given the task to continue his work and legacy at the ashram, which he had started in the 1990’s in a small, traditional village of Kullu Valley, tucked away in the Himalayan mountains of India. The Himalayan Yoga Institute is dedicated to the life and work of Ganga’s yoga master with the purpose of serving the many people who are flocking to the practices of yoga and meditation in order to find peace, health, fulfillment and a deep sense of joy.

She discovered yoga in 1988 while writing her final thesis at university and preparing for a career as an interpreter and a high school professor of German language and literature. Her life was to take a different direction after she came in touch with the ancient yogic science.

Session:
Day 2 – Session 2 – Happier children with yoga and meditation

15/05/2021 @ 10:00 10:55 UTC+2

Session overview:

Children can greatly benefit from a regular practice of yoga and meditation.
  • Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. The breathing exercises and relaxation techniques learned from practicing yoga can help children with stress management – an important life skill.
  • Yoga also improves children’s emotional regulation. Another benefit of yoga for children is that it helps children learn to be in the present moment while relaxing and gaining a peaceful state of mind, which ultimately improves their emotional regulation.
Children of all ages really need opportunities where they can take time out each day “unplugged” to relax and focus. Meditation offers this break and helps kids function more effectively and clearly.
A number of studies in school settings also show improved attention and behavior. Some research has shown benefits for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, school performance, sleep, behavior problems, and eating disorders.
 
Overall, children are happier, engage in better relationships with their peers and are more alert due to practising yoga and meditation.

 

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