When you hear the word “yoga,” do you think of a person with his legs twisted up like a pretzel? If so, it may seem like yoga is very complicated or just for adults. Not true!Kids and teens can do yoga for the same reasons grown-ups do: because it feels good to stretchout your body, slow down your breathing, and relax your mind. Yoga can help you feel calmer when life is busy and stressful.
What You Need
Any time you start a new exercise routine it's a good idea to check with a parent. A yoga class can be a great way to get started because the instructor can teach you how to get into the poses.Find a large enough space with few distractions. No TV or people, if possible. Wear comfortable workout clothes and no shoes or socks. A yoga matcan be helpful because it cushionsa bit and keeps your feet from slipping. Yoga should not hurt, so go slow and ease into position. Go only as far as you comfortablycan.