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Yoga For Kids: It Helps Calm A Child's Overstimulated Mind

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Most of us know by now that yoga is good for your body and can keep you strong and flexible. John de Kadt (the gentleman in the video below) addresses something that I feel has become a major source of stress physically, mentally, emotionally, and definitely neurologically in the children of the world today: overstimulation.

Our children are increasingly overstimulated, not just from the demands of school and performing in sports or extra curricular activities, but also by constantly being bombarded with sensory input from video games, computers, television, text messages, and SMS alerts. With the constant stimulation and addiction that has been created from the desire to be constantly tethered  to some sort of technology, children have been spending less time in nature and the outdoors. Their growing brains are busier than ever and aren’t often given the time to relax.

Yoga is an amazing gift that we can share with the children of the world which gives them the opportunity to calm their busy minds.  It creates a quiet space in which they can discover their strength, their flexibility and their gifts from within.  

This is the last of a series of interviews I filmed this past summer while attending the Wanderlust Festival in Stratton, Vermont. 

Watch this video with your kids.  Hpe it will inspire you to share with them the gift of yoga!