Yoga Activity for Enhancing Executive Functions of the Brain for Early Childhood Children
Received 18/09/2020 Jariyaporn Wiriyarattanaporn1 Chamaimoue Srisurak 2
Yoga activity for enhancing Executive Functions (EF) of the brain for early childhood children was created to promote physical, emotional, psychological, social, and intellectual development and foster frontal brain exercise. The activities encourage children to use their imagination, concentrate on studying, improve memory, exercise their mind, have self-confidence, relieve stress, and control self-emotions from doing the wrong things. This experiential learning activity consisted of 9 aspects: 1) working memory, 2) inhibitory control, 3) cognitive flexibility, 4) focus, 5) emotional control, 6) self-monitoring, 7) initiating, 8) planning and organizing, and 9) goal-directed persistence. From the activity, children can use their imagination, develop positive disciplines with good physical and mental health, and can live happily with others in society.
Keywords: Yoga activities, early childhood children, Executive Functions
1 Graduate student (Master’s Degree), Science of Learning Management Program, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University
2Associate Professor, Early Childhood Program, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University