By: Dr. Shamanthakamani Narendran M.D. (pead), Ph.D. (yoga science) ROLE OF YOGA IN CHILDREN
The richness of the heritage of yoga and spirituality is gaining sharper focus through modern scientific research. The wisdom of the East is being restated in a terminology that is familiar to the west. Dissemination of research findings has played a vital role in establishing the efficacy of the integrated approach of yoga therapy.
New insights into the needs of children in their growth and development and physical, mental, emotional and also spiritual progress is in the forefront. There is a shift in our approach to human health problems giving increasing attention towards behavioral and social aspect of child health. Parents and guardians need to be educated and learn to be calm and stress free in all situations.
Children are also getting extremely stressed these days – both at home, at school, at examination hall, and at playground. Some of the important psychosomatic disorders in children are