13 Feb '12, 12am

How Does Yoga Affect Children?

How Does Yoga Affect Children?

Who thought the day would come when moms and dads would have to schedule play dates for their children? Americans are living in the busiest, most stressful time in history; that means kids are too! Yoga’s effect on children is a positive one and might be just what your child needs. Yoga and stress Children, without a doubt, are affected by the speed with which their family does life. Children are also affected by stressful events, like a death in the family or moving to a new school. Kids need a way to manage stress and anxiety . Oprah conducted a radio interview with Dr. Kathleen Hall regarding helping children manage stress. One of the first action steps she mentions is exercise . Dr. Hall said it's important to instruct children in stretching, breathing exercises and "chair yoga" positioning, in addition to ensuring they get plenty of regular exercise. Children can be t...

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