Can Yoga Prevent Bullying? (Part 2 of 3)

We know from Can Yoga Prevent Bullying?  Part 1 that Yoga teaches kids how to hold their bodies.  Let’s explore another practical possibility of how yoga can help prevent becoming a victim.

Bullies tend to avoid people with strong energy. It’s easier to pick on an emotionally weaker target. Here’s why some kids with large frames who may not feel large inside become targets, and some kids with small frames never become targets.

This requires concentration. Concentration with practice creates strength, balance and coordination, and these results build confidence. Confidence can emit an attitude of self-reliance. When a bully says or does something to hurt you, you can simply reject it. Holding your body and confidently responding with, “Nice try.” and walking away will not give the bully their desired outcome of power over you. 

Even if what the bully said, or did, did hurt you, you can deal with that later, either on your own or with the help of a trusted adult.

Learn all sorts of useful tips about Yoga for Kids!