You probably already know that yoga is a healthy activity for adults, but have you ever considered introducing it to your kids? Many adults tend to shy away from yoga as an appropriate activity for children, mistakenly believing that it requires too much discipline, strength, and coordination for them to do it properly.

The truth is, however, that a regular yoga practice—imperfect as it may be, especially at the beginning—has plenty of benefits for your kids. Here are six benefits that we think will have you convinced.

What Is Your Child's Brain/Body Type?

Do you ever wish you just had a manual to help you understand your child? As a mother, sometimes I wonder how my child could possibly be from the same genetic pool as myself. At times my daughter is just so... Read more
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Yoga In Schools Improves Health New Research Shows

A recent survey suggests that roughly 80% of children and adolescents will have some form of psychological problem by age 21. Many of these conditions, like depression and anxiety are rooted in chronic stress... Read more

Yoga Games for Families

Many people believe, and for very good reasons, that the family is the foundation of society. In an ever-changing world, however, factors including high divorce rates and technology-driven shifts in... Read more

Yoga In Schools Improves Health According To New Research Review

A recent survey suggests that roughly 80% of children and adolescents will have some form of psychological problem by age 21. Many of these conditions, like depression and anxiety are rooted in chronic stress... Read more
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Healthy Kids: Down Dog Brings Test Scores Up

Increased test scores, decreased disciplinary problems and happier, healthier kids is every parent and educators dream. Schools across the country are beginning to see this dream come true as they introduce... Read more
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Yoga for School Readiness: Building Socio-Emotional Skills in Preschool

It’s generally well-known—bemoaned by some, praised by others—that early childhood educators are introducing increasingly academic atmospheres and expectations in preschool classrooms; when toddlers and... Read more

Getting Babies to Sleep: Yoga and Ayurvedic Solutions

Many babies are natural born sleepers. It’s the first thing they do well. But, environmental and sunlight cues can sometimes make it difficult to get newborns into a sleeping routine. Ayurveda and baby yoga... Read more
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Easing the Symptoms of Childhood ADHD: Yoga Can Help

When a young child is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the diagnosis is often more stressful than the condition, both for the child and the family. More than 1 in 10 American... Read more
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Youth Fitness on Steady Decline

It's almost a cliché that as parents watch their toddlers run around, they sigh to their friends, "I wish I had that kind of energy." The irony is that in another seven years, those same parents may well... Read more

Iyengar Yoga Shows Potential to Help Kids with Chronic Pain

Childhood is a time of life that is supposed to be all about innocence, play, and enjoyment. Yet, in today’s society, as many as 45 percent of children suffer from chronic pain, ranging from headaches to stomachaches and backaches, according to researchers at the Pediatric Pain Program at UCLA. Read more