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Why Yoga for Children?

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Today's youth, regardless of age, gender, and socio-economic background, face a growing number of social and physical challenges. Children who fall within our target  population come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and, therefore, tend to face even greater challenges including low-self esteem, short attention spans, extreme frustration with completing basic, everyday tasks, poor diet, chronic health problems, neglect, and exposure to drugs and gangs.

 
The benefits of yoga in addressing many of the above challenges have been well documented over the last few decades. The practices of yoga and meditation help children with concentration, build self-confidence and self-esteem, reduce stress, and help to integrate and stabilize the functions of the body, in turn, helping them to overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges.


Unfortunately, yoga has become increasingly cost prohibitive, making it inaccessible to most people. Once learned, however, yoga can be practiced independently by anyone and does not require special equipment. YoKid is committed to making yoga accessible to all children.
http://yokid.org/

 

Benefits of Yoga & Meditation


*Increases concentration & focus
*Promotes self-confidence
*Improves self-esteem
*Promotes self-discipline
*Increases patience & tolerance
*Reduces stress
*Improves balance
*Improves circulation
*Reduces/Maintains weight

 

YoKid helps children from all socioeconomic backgrounds foster self-awareness through low- and no-cost instruction in yoga and meditation. With greater self-awareness, children can realize their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

 

 

 

What We Do

YoKid is a non-profit that provides low- and no-cost instruction in yoga and meditation for all kids of all ages.  Our hope is that through this instruction, kids will be able to foster greater self-awareness and, in turn, realize their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

It is our belief that all children should have access to the benefits of yoga.  Therefore, YoKid provides low-cost programming for any interested school or organization, and further-reduced or no-cost programs to children who come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  All fees are based on a sliding scale, to ensure that all kids can participate. More info

 

Photos courtesy of YoKid... Stretch Your Limits, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Photo Credit: Kate Macdonnell

 

 

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About Kulae

 

At Kulae we are on a twofold mission: to provide the most stylish and eco-friendly yoga gear on the planet while truly living by our mantra "karma's real".

 

At kulae, we are and we will continue to refine and improve all of our products, as well as introduce new ones that safely support your health and practice while protecting our environment.

 

All lines of our tpECOmats are 100% biodegradable, 100% recyclable, and contain NO PVC, NO latex, NO cadmium, NO lead and NO rubber (that means NO allergies). Our eco mats are made of eco-conscious TPE using closed cell technology. What that means for you is that bacteria and germs cannot get "trapped" in the mat.You will get the grip of a traditional "sticky" mat without the smell, the heavy carrying weight and lingering odors found in traditional rubber/PVC mats. The durability, comfort and traction of the tpECOmat™ family of mats are second to none. We're so confident you will love your kulae eco yoga mat, that we guarantee your satisfaction 100%.

 

 

 

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