Yoga is credited with being a happy and calming way of handling stress. A recent study published in Integrative Medicine Research supports the role of yoga in managing stress in adolescents. Along with regulating stress, it also improves metabolism and cognition in teenagers.
Yoga expert Rajendra Yenkannamoole, founder of Vasudeva Kriya Yoga, Melbourne, recommends that children and adolescents should be encouraged to take up a regular yoga routine. This can effectively address issues they may commonly face, such as stress, sleep disruptions and restlessness. “I generally favour introducing kids to the practice of surya namaskara. Regular practice has been proven to reduce anxiety and stress in children,” he says.
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This infographic depicts a 30-35-minute yoga module for managing teenage stress.