WHY DO KIDS NEED YOGA?

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MANAGE STRESS

Source: NYU Study

"The study shows that there is growing awareness many subgroups of youth experience high levels of chronic stress, to the extent it impedes their abilities to succeed academically, compromises their mental health functioning, and fosters risk behavior. Furthermore, this chronic stress appears to persist into the college years, and researchers warns it may contribute to academic disengagement and mental health problems among emerging adults."

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SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY

Source: Yoga Calm

"Because the emotional centers of the brain are very connected to the thinking and learning centers of the brain. We know that people are better able to control their emotions and moods are more effective learners."

DEVELOP HEALTHY HABITS

"In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s.  Data from 2015-2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States has obesity."

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