From Posh 7: They don’t have the stress of work or other responsibilities of adulthood, and they likely are too young to be seeking any spiritual enlightenment. So why would kids take a yoga class, and how could it help them?
Unsurprisingly, when you consider how different modern childhood is from that of decades past, children today can, in fact, experience much stress. Busier schedules for their parents and themselves, school-related pressures, and (for some children) competitive sports, dance, or other teams all can contribute to a young person’s sense of overwhelm or even anxiety. And just as yoga can provide relaxation and health benefits to adults, so can it be extremely helpful for kids.