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Yoga trend catching on with kids
- Duration 4:26
- Date Jan 5, 2013
Yoga trend catching on with kids
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More than twenty million people across the country are doing yoga and now these and trend is catching on with kids.
But off third Larry -- it says kids need more than just stretching here's why.
I think it's a trend that is there was -- vacation of America.
Yeah luckily I've got a new book coming out this -- called grow a pair.
That deals with that very thing that we need to toughen up and stand up for ourselves and learn to be.
A lot tougher than not yoga is gonna teach us to do all by ourselves I can guarantee you -- Boss so what happened you competitiveness and team building let's ask Harold -- she's the author of a nation of wimps and editor at large it psychology today -- what he's long with kids doing yoga my two year old son of first of all my wife is a former yoga instructor.
She lays out the -- the -- my two year old son loves to get down a -- downward dog and have fun with it what's wrong with that.
Yeah this is generally speaking not an activity that kids grow up saying hey money I wanna do -- what kids really need it.
Is to get out there and actively.
Play and play -- In ways of their own devising.
And playing together in groups of kids we you know -- basically is is a way of disengaging from the world.
It's great for adults adults -- -- their efforts dressed.
Kids need to learn how to engage with the world.
And a productive way -- running gambling jumping Hyde's -- Tag.
Those are things kids need and they build kid's -- why.
Not get them started young with that because as you be as you yourself just pointed out with adults being overstressed why not -- Have them learn at a young age that it's good did just -- take a few moments to yourself and then boiled down where we're confusing a bunch of things here.
It's not the kids don't need quiet play they do need quiet play.
And sitting with paints and puzzles a wonderful things for kids to -- but freak flag.
Actively being out in the park or play grand running around is by far the -- stress reduction method in the world for kids.
On top of that it does things that kids need so you have to think that what kids need to develop.
Is different from what adults need to reduce stress so what is played -- Well within thirty minutes of -- -- being out there are rallying and tagging and playing in jumping.
-- -- -- Hundreds of genes in the brain.
So it's building.
Connections in the brain it's doing really important things and spurring great brain growth.
What's happening during -- kids are engaging with other kids they're learning how to solve problems they're learning how to negotiate their differences.
And were many other things that have.
-- and aren't they being violent to having isn't that part of don't little boys need a way to hit one another in a structured.
Well they need to contact is important for kids and they like contact but violence as a whole other -- Kindle version of violence and just like plenty of other libraries two little boys.
Yeah there were times in the back of the car when they were not moving.
When you know that pummel each other and I thought neither of them might survive.
There were times when I thought that.
But you know and generally speaking no they were not violent and I don't think so -- Turning them -- It's about balance I giving them structured play it and and maybe even doing you in addition to -- out west is if it takes the place of.
Play it's bad.
I don't think yoga itself is -- -- supply anybody.
It's hard as the governor just said it's the hardest activity he's ever done she don't she how -- you know.
Well for him it's going to be a very difficult balancing activity correct -- -- as a supplement its yet.
I am -- certainly none of the takes the place to play well as we say here on -- Our product in the book given nation of wimps thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and all this -- -- you feel at this friends at foxnews.com.