11/25/2013 04:22 pm ET

Yoga for Kids: How Yoga Helps Fix Six Kid Issues

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Childhood today is filled with challenges, stressors and obstacles that can be overwhelming for parents and children alike. We want to support our kids and keep them safe and healthy, but without overprotecting, over-medicating or stigmatizing them. Yoga offers families an effective tool to address many of the most difficult concerns during the school age and adolescent years. Unlike medication, yoga is a lifelong support system that can alleviate current problems as well as build resilience for facing future challenges. While yoga’s impact on stress reduction and physical health is well known, there is a larger scope of wellness concerns that this safe and effective practice can help your child overcome.

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