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Can kids do yoga?

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Many yoga postures can safely be performed by children, and yoga teaches children self-awareness, discipline and healthy ways to relieve stress. Studies have shown that practicing yoga results in increased concentration, increased confidence and higher mental discipline.

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Other benefits of yoga for children include enhanced flexibility, improved balance and coordination, and a strengthened mind-body connection. Recent studies show that yoga is especially helpful for children dealing with special needs, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Yoga is a versatile exercise method for children because it can be practiced alone, with friends or in a group setting. Many locations offer yoga classes for children or parent/child combination classes.

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