It may be a rare sight to see an American child practicing yoga. But starting kids off early with yoga helps them develop skills to manage stress, relax, and improve concentration and self-esteem, a local instructor says. Besides, children already have an advantage over adults taking up yoga: flexibility.
“Physically, children are already flexible so it helps them to maintain that flexibility that they already have; it helps them get stronger and have healthier bodies,” said Linda Masuhara, an instructor at the Yoga Seed Collective in midtown Sacramento. Masuhara advocates yoga for children with attention deficit issues or who are on the autism spectrum. “It helps to develop a longer attention span,” she said. Continue reading >> sacbee.com