Research: LS WHITE,

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Abstract

LS WHITE,  Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA advocate the basis and objectives for yoga programs for children.

Background

There is an increasing interest in the use of yoga for children to calm the mind and increase health and well being.

Methodology

Despite scant but increasing evidence supporting the efficacy of yoga in children, special yoga programs within schools are being developed for children and adolescents.

Results

This increasing popularity of the potential benefits of yoga may encourage parents to consider yoga for their children and request referrals or clarification of the purported effects.

Conclusion

A description of the philosophical basis of yoga, the basic components of a yoga practice, safety concerns, and how to locate and evaluate a yoga program for children will be addressed.

References

White LS. Yoga for children. Pediatric Nursing. 35(5): 277-83, 295. Sep-Oct 2009.

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