Untitled4From a Recent Survey of YoKid Program Participants:

  • 92% report that yoga helped them with concentration
  • 88% report that yoga helped them feel healthy
  • 88% report that yoga helped them with to feel calm
  • 85% report that yoga helped them with patience
  • 82% report that yoga helped them learned how to keep still
  • 77% report that yoga helped them to make friends
  • 70% report that yoga helped them with school work
  • 61% report that yoga helped them with managing their anger

Facts About Yoga for Kids & Teens:

  • Kids yoga improves self-esteem and self-awareness
    • People with high self-esteem are more likely to create healthy, secure and honest relationships, and are less likely to develop eating disorders, depression or other mental health conditions
  • Yoga reduces stress, improves concentration & relaxation, and promotes healthy lifestyles
    • The average American child watches 5 hours of television daily
    • 35% of kids in DC are overweight
      • In Maryland: 29%, and in Virginia: 31%
  • The increasing competitiveness in youth sports contributes to negative social outcomes, including acts of violence and aggression.
    • Yoga, on the other hand, is a noncompetitive activity.
  • Yoga improves muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.