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The Benefits Of Yoga For Kids

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This guest blog by Jade Hill, a Yoga Instructor & Certified Life Coach, explores how yoga can benefit kids and help them cope with their experience of growing up in a fast-paced high-tech world.

The world is changing at an extraordinary pace. Technological advances and the amount of time spent on multimedia devices show a shift in the lifestyles of new generations. Kids are exposed to new levels of expectations and demands that previous generations can hardly comprehend, let alone keep up with.

The problem is well known, as a 2014 review paper published in Front Psychiatry describes:

“Globalization exposes children and young people all over the world to various new standards and options. Now children not only have new resources in their lives but are also expected to perform well. Different institutions in children and adolescents’ lives, such as family, school, and the media, constantly provide stimulation as well as expectations. This exposure to new expectations and demands has the potential to create stress in young people’s lives, especially related to evaluation of their performances.”

The Benefits Of Yoga For Kids
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The negative aspect of these increasing expectations can mean that kids are increasingly at risk of stress, anxiety and other mental health conditions. According to a 2016 Eurofound report “Across the EU, 14% of young adults are at risk of depression, and 4% of young people aged 15-24 suffer from chronic depression.”

So while modern life brings many comforts and advances, the effects on the mental health of the younger generations are being tested in real-time.

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