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Yoga Perks for Children

What you should know

Benefits
Statistics
  • HELPS IMPROVE THEIR ATTENTION SPAN

  • ENCOURAGES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BODY AND MIND

  • GOOD FOR BALANCE

  • INCREASES FLEXIBILITY

  • BUILDS STRENGTH

  • IMPROVES THEIR MENTAL WELLBEING

  • BOOSTS IMMUNITY

  • REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY

  • More than 8 percent of youngsters ages 4 to 17 — or 4.9 million — practiced yoga last year, up from about 3 percent in 2012, according to federal survey.

  • Overwhelmingly, research shows that children who practice yoga-based movement, conscious breathing, and mindfulness activities are better able to regulate their emotions, manage stress and calm themselves.