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Yoga Helps Kids Be More Focused, Confident, and Empowered

In the fifth in my series of Wanderlust Festival videos on why yoga is great for kids, Jenny Sauer-Klein, co-founder of AcroYoga, discusses how yoga can be a catalyst for children, increasing self-confidence and focus, and helping them feeling empowered in their bodies.  Jenny explains how the sport provides kids a wonderful foundation as they grow to feel strong and connected to their bodies.

Like Jenny, I know from my own experience that many adults who practice yoga have discovered that it brings a playfulness into their lives. When children are given the opportunity to discover their strengths and power in a non-competitive way, they, too, radiate self-confidence. 


In the fifth in Dr. Tracey Wright's series of Wanderlust Festival videos, Jenny Sauer-Klein, co-founder of AcroYoga, discusses how yoga can help kids to gain self-confidence and focus, and feel empowered in their bodies.

Yoga Helps Kids Discover Their Strengths In Gentle and Less Competitive Way

Many adults I spoke with at the Wanderlust Festival this summer in Stratton, Vermont were athletes growing up. When I asked them how their lives would have been different had they practiced yoga as children, they all agreed that they would likely have discovered their strengths as athletes and as individuals in a more gentle and less competitive way.

In today’s world of youth organized sports, much of the focus is on winning, moving fast and being the best. Many of these goals come from outside pressures of parents, coaches and society. Yoga dissolves the external pressures to perform at a fast pace, allowing participants to slow down and realize that they are perfect exactly where and how they are, in the moment.

Practicing yoga helps children discover their strengths as athletes and individuals in a more gentle and less competitive way.

Concussion: Emotional Problems Can Result

A concussion can lead a concussed athlete to experience serious emotional problems. Parents and schools, says sports concussion neuropsychologist, Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, PhD, therefore need to watch for signs of depression, and be pro-active in providing support for emotional issues resulting from concussion.
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