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Yoga All-In-One For Dummies by Consumer Dummies, Larry Payne, Georg Feuerstein, Sherrie Baptiste, Doug Swenson, Stephan Bodian, LaReine Chabut, Therese Iknoian

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Chapter 2

Yoga for Kids and Teens

In This Chapter

arrow Making yoga fun and safe for kids

arrow Trying some kid-friendly poses

arrow Easing the stress of adolescence with yoga

arrow Checking out challenging yoga routines perfect for teens and young adults

Young people have a natural affinity for yoga. You can introduce even the youngest children to yoga through play. As the names of common yoga postures reveal, the postures were inspired by animals — the cat, the cow, the dog, the bear, and so on. The focused coordination of movement and breath that makes these movements yoga and not just physical exercise easily lends itself to child’s play. When you combine these elements with play — for example, imitation of animal sounds, a magic box of plush animal toys, balls of various sizes — you have the beginnings of kid-friendly yoga.

For teens, yoga offers tools to cultivate health in body, mind, and spirit. It provides a noncompetitive way for young people to develop strength and confidence and to manage stress — a plague of the times.

This chapter offers pointers, sample postures, and kid-friendly ways for ...

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