Who knew terms like downward facing dog, flowering lotus, and half camel would ever be phrases of popular culture without a chorus of snickers being heard throughout a studio, classroom, or lecture hall? Unless you’ve been hiding in a box the last decade, you know what yoga is.
The spiritual-based exercise trend has been popular since celebrities started showing up on the red carpet looking extremely lean and giving their props to their personal trainer, their handpicked menu, and the low-resistance, high-meditation strategy that is yoga. You know that old saying, “You don’t know who you are until you know where you came from?” Well, Hollywood didn’t invent yoga; India did thousands of years ago as part of the ancient system of Ayurveda. Yoga, now more than ever, is popular among kids, young adults, and men and women alike.
However within the popularity of this trend, when it comes to spiritual enlightenment, some wonder if holding poses, using your core, and/or sweating out impurities are still yielding the best results that they can. More and more kids are being taught yoga in the classroom to help free up their stress levels and improve concentration inside and outside of the classroom for a better balanced mind and body.
Even vacationing has an outlet for providing one of a kind workout options for kids these days. Princess Cruises has a kid’s yoga program onboard their ships. Launching in the fall of 2008, children as young as three can take part in the free classes aimed at promoting movement and parents are encouraged to join in the thirty-to-sixty minute classes.
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