YOGA FOR MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN: A SHORT REVIEW

Autores

  • Farahnaz Davari
  • Nahal Sadiri Universiti Putra Malaysia, Putrajaya
  • Arghavan Shariat
  • Soh Kim Geok

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17267/2238-2704rpf.v6i4.1130

Palavras-chave:

Yoga, Children, Mental health, Stress

Resumo

Introduction: This review paper aims to introduce yoga as a method for dealing with stress of children, and discusses how it can help them to balance body and emotion. Children need to listen inward: to their bodies, ideas and their feelings. Yoga helps children on being self aware and taking part in social activities. Method: This review attempted to gather the relevant papers that were previously published on the subject. PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar were the sources for findings the articles. Only the articles that were published not later than 2005 were selected. Results: Nowadays, children’s expectations are higher than in the past, and their interest on the internet, media, and other communication technologies has increased. Using these media devices and the time that they spend on it may influence their lifestyles negatively and cause stress. While these technologies are very useful in their life for communication even in learning and entertainment, these sources can also lead to undeveloped attention. This article is suggesting yoga as a helpful method for children to deal with their stress, and to increase their well-being, mental health, and positive feelings. Conclusion: Yoga aids to improve physical and mental health among children and helps students in enhancing resilience, mood and self-regulation skills related to emotion and stress.

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Biografia do Autor

Farahnaz Davari

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Science, Islamic Azad University Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran 

Nahal Sadiri, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Putrajaya

Department of Sport Studies, Faculty of Education, University Putra Malaysia

Arghavan Shariat

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Islamic Azad University of Shahrekord, Isfahan, Iran 

Soh Kim Geok

Department of Sport Studies, Faculty of Education, University Putra Malaysia

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Publicado

2016-11-25

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Davari, F., Sadiri, N., Shariat, A., & Geok, S. K. (2016). YOGA FOR MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN: A SHORT REVIEW. Revista Pesquisa Em Fisioterapia, 6(4). https://doi.org/10.17267/2238-2704rpf.v6i4.1130

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