As a Inner Yoga therapist, I regularly meet with parents who bring their children to me with the demand to increase their memory and enhance their concentration. However, if you put yourself in the child's place you will also be found wanting in concentration and memory. Children find no problem of memory or focus when it comes to singing songs of their favorite pop singer, or hitting the ball into the basket or goal. I have experimented with this problem a few times and taught children subjects before their test in which they have scored poorly in the past. I made a story around the topic or created a skit or a puzzle and they got so interested in the subject that they went beyond their book, researched for more information and knew more than what was required of them. Children devour knowledge if it is presented interestingly. If their curiosity is provoked they will read, discuss and live the subject. The important part of this is not the scores they will gain, but the overall experience of making effort. It is in childhood that we train the body and mind to strive, work hard and smart, patience and self-discipline. Once these are ingrained at an early age the cornerstone of success is laid. Today young adults want things easy, they look for short cuts and are unable to endure discomfort. When they ought to have trained their body and mind to work in a disciplined way, they are protected and pampered and thus become fragile and unable to face real life.
I have seen how Inner Yoga transforms children. Inner Yoga brings about balanced physical development, sharpens sense organs, motor skills and enhances stamina of the child-physiological and psychological. Inner Yoga very effectively balances the excess energy in the child and channels it constructively.
Inner Yoga plays a very critical role at the onset of puberty. The enormous psycho-physiological changes that take place during puberty can derail the child from their goals. Children who practice Inner Yoga during puberty are found to be more sensitive, mature with much less conflict and aggression. They are able to maintain their focus and are therefore found to be more intelligent.
At Inner Yoga age specific programs are designed for children:
a) Age group 6-8 years - Inner yoga for Concentration and Confidence
b) Age group 8-12 years - Inner Yoga Preparation for Happy teens
c) Age group 12-15 years - Inner Yoga for How to make the right decisions