Yoga for Kids
A new yoga program designed for children has been welcomed to the local community, with Yoga for Kids taking place at the Jordan Springs Community Hub for the first-time last month.
The 4-day Hatha Yoga for Kids program for children aged 7 to 13 years, is taught by Saiva’s Rahul Venkata, and consists of an introduction to yoga practices and some simple asanas. Kids learn an ancient yogic practice known as Surya Shakti (Sun Salutation) which is a powerful sequence of 18 postures designed as a complete process for great physical fitness.
“Participants of children’s programs often experience enhanced mental focus, attention and concentration, and improved mind-body coordination. The practices learnt help prevent obesity, asthma, sinusitis and other chronic ailments. Considering the amount of stress and pressure kids go through these days be it academically or personally; Yoga will certainly assist them along the way” explained Rahul.
Rahul Venkata started practicing yoga at the age of 9. A techie by profession, the pursuit of reaching his ultimate potential lead him to discover yoga. In 2018, he resigned from his full-time job as a Project Manager and underwent an intense 1,750 hours of Hatha Yoga Teacher Program Training in India; designed by Sadhguru the globally renowned yogi, humanitarian, an enlightened master and founder of Isha Foundation. Equipped with this age-old science of classical Hatha Yoga, he is now back in Australia to teach this.
“I teach ISHA Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga stems from a deep understanding of the mechanics of the human body, and uses yogic postures, or yogasanas, to enable the system to sustain higher dimensions of energy. By practicing this profound science, one can change and enhance the way they think, feel, and experience life.
“I do programs regularly and by request at different venues. I teach from my home studio in Jordan Springs and I take private classes for individuals and in groups, according to their requirements at their suitable venues. I also travel and teach to those who are unable to travel due to physical challenges or special needs” said Rahul.