I’d like to get a conversation going.
In response to a conversation with my friend, Ed, about whether we should be encouraging teenagers to practice yoga and integrate the principles of yoga into their daily living. Why should they practice? How should they practice? What would be good about teenagers engaging in asana? What can we do to engage youngsters in this practice?
We all know the benefits of practicing yoga: reduced stress; increased strength and flexibility; better posture; injury prevention and the general belief among yogis that it makes you feel great. So how come more kids don’t practice yoga? Yoga would certainly help teenagers reduce the daily stress from school and may help to improve a teen’s confidence and socialization skills. This will have a direct impact in creating a healthy lifestyle, a balanced family life and possibly improved grades as well. If teenagers see yoga performed in popular music videos or know that famous actors like Robert Downey Jr. do yoga, will they be more inclined to try it? Please share your thoughts as to how we can get our teens to start practicing yoga.
Please, share your thoughts!
Editor: Kate Bartolotta
Image: Helen Alfvegren/Flickr
hot on elephant
The story behind the Elephant-headed God. 344 shares Visual Yoga Blog: Refresh your Eyes the Yoga Way. 160 shares Boomers vs. Millennials: Will We stay the Course or Change It? 364 shares Instead of Sabotaging another Relationship, here’s how to Run into your Fear. 956 shares Join: Elephant’s Winter 2017 Academy. 2 shares The Benching Mind-F*ck: Worse than Ghosting. 1,391 share 5 Ways to Kiss & Make Up for your Mercury Retrograde Mishaps. 499 shares “I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers.” 1,249 share The Fourth Kind of Love. 0 shares 15 Cool Things Yoga has Taught Me. (Hint: None of them are Handstand.) 2,493 shares