Stress and Yoga in ChildrenFrancine C Jellesma*
Research Institute Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jellesma FC
Research Institute Child Development and Education
University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130
1018 VZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 09, 2013; Accepted Date: August 12, 2013; Published Date: August 15, 2013
Citation: Jellesma FC (2013) Stress and Yoga in Children. J Yoga Phys Ther 3:136. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000136
Copyright: © 2013 Jellesma FC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Many children experience stress-related physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headache or abdominal complaints. This paper deals with the physical consequences of psychological stress and the possibility of reducing stress by yoga in childhood. The literature on this topic is presented. It is concluded that the usefulness of yoga is theoretically supported. Some empirical support is also listed, but available research on this topic is still limited. The need for studies that take social and cultural factors into consideration is stressed.