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"Om A Little Teapot..."

on 2001/3/21 8:48:02 ( 1437 reads )


NEW YORK, NEW YORK, February 19, 2001: In a Saturday-morning class of mothers and toddlers at New York City's Next Generation Yoga Studio, students become sleeping doggies, lions and snakes before the 45-minute session is over. Baby boomers are introducing their children to yoga, believing that balanced lives begin with balanced children. YogaKids, an organization in Michigan City, Indiana, that certifies adults to teach yoga to children, has produced a video tutorial which has sold 80,000 copies since 1996. Enthusiasts believe that yoga and its meditational tools can be helpful to children with learning or behavioral difficulties such as attention-deficit disorder. The asanas have been used by some instructors to strengthen the muscles of children with Down's syndrome. Yoga has also proven to help with the self-esteem of severely disabled children at a Chicago public school.

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