Teens, Stress, and Yoga

Stress can have detrimental effects on a person’s mental and physical health. Having a regular yoga and mindfulness practice is a wonderful way to combat the effects of stress. As we know, stress is not exclusively and adult problem, but is plaguing our nation’s teens as well. The following are my findings based on my Master’s level research into the world of stress and teenagers as well as my subsequent findings from teaching yoga and mindfulness to teens. What is stress (the science bit): Our bodies are programed to respond to stress as life threatening. Our fight or flight response was developed to keep us alive in the face of danger. While this is useful, our systems are now being put in

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