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Yoga for Mental and Emotional Management

15 Jul 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy


While talking about Yoga for Mental and Emotional Management, it is better to know the growing factors with chemicals production in the body. A few simple practices starting from early ages around the age of seven- eight will help to develop and balance the mental & emotional changes and vital energies. It preserves the pineal gland, this delaying sexual maturation and presenting needless psycho-emotional distress. The child can be taught AUM chants, recitation of Gayatri Mantra and other mantras, Surya Namaskar, a dynamic exercise involving twelve different movements, and mostly asanas named from animals. This provides stretching, flexibility and relaxation for the body which enhances the strength, stamina, endurance, entire efficiency of an individual.

Nadi shodhan pranayama, Bharamari pranayama and Udgit Pranayama energize the body tissues, refresh and purify the mind. Nadi Shodhana pranayama balances the 72,000 nadis and whole nervous system and empower the children how to induce calmness and creativeness with himself. It helps to refine the energy. He can practice shambhavi mudras (focusing the gaze on eyebrow center). It is essential for maintaining the normal functions of brain centers, brain tissues, pineal and pituitary glands.

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In dealing with mentally and emotionally unstable children. We must remember that they are not necessarily receptive, cooperative or obedient and patience. A person attempting to teach them yoga practices may easily become frustrated when confronted by negative, resentful child in beginning. The key point is to remain objective, the child may be defiant and show anger and feeling of enmity (hostility), he is likely to be using the instructor to express the anger he feels for someone else , perhaps his mother or father. In any case, yoga cannot be forced on anyone. SO it is up to the adult to devise ways of introducing these techniques. So that they appeal to the imagination of the child. If the child can experience even a brief period of mental relaxation, he will gain some insight into his own behavior.

For mentally and emotionally distressed children, who finds inactivity almost unbearable, the combination of physical and progressive relaxation is most appropriate, look restlessness. So it will be good to introduce Yogic means in proper ways focusing their needs and natures. After Surya Namaskar the child will willingly lie down in Shavasana for yoga nindra which is the perfect practices for balancing and promoting the mental and emotional changes. Following the progressive relaxation of the body parts, the instructor may run through a series of visualization such as elephant, horse, house and so on. The purpose of the exercise is to induce deep relaxation in physical and mental levels. So that negative impressions locked in unconscious mind will float to surface and be dissipated, then new formation of mind and consciousness will reset and direct the positiveness and well managing system in their life.

The results of the yoga study and practice seem to indicate that those children who received the yoga training regular base, not only performed in better ways had shown a remarkable change in good discipline and manner. So yoga education in experimental ways can change the children life and makes them realize the real modes and patterns of life which can easily and effectively manage the mental and emotional disturbances and fluctuations.

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