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Healthy Living Resources for Youth in Arkansas 

Thank you for your interest in Yoga for Kids!

We are currently updating the curriculum and training to make the program even better, and anticipate holding our next training in summer 2020.

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Yoga for kids is like yoga for adults, but sillier. Yoga for Kids program artPracticing yoga with kids should be different from yoga practice with adults in that, instead of quiet and calm, it should be noisy and fun. Yoga is a great way to engage kids in physical activity because it helps improve flexibility, balance, and strength all while being noncompetitive and inexpensive. Some studies have even suggested that practicing yoga can improve a child's attention, relationships, self-esteem, and listening skills.

The Healthy Living: Yoga for Kids program was developed in Arkansas, and the routines outlined in the curriculum and DVD provide simple exercises that can be performed in a variety of settings, including classrooms, camps, and at home. Download our yoga for kids fact sheet  or see below for videos and other resources.

The 4-H Pledge and Yoga Sequence

The video below demonstrates a short, scripted 4-H-themed yoga sequence, which includes the 4-H pledge, motto, and statements about each of the four H's. It also includes instructions for each of the 8 poses used in the sequence. This sequence is appropriate for use with any audience.

How to order the Yoga for Kids DVD or other resources: Yoga for Kids DVD cover

  1. Go to our publications order page.
  2. Enter your zip code.
  3. Search for the keyword "yoga."

For more information about the curriculum and training, contact Addie Wilson: 501-671-2027, awilson@uaex.edu 

 

 

For more information on these and other youth healthy living programs, contact your local county extension office.

 

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