The big benefits of yoga for little kids

early learning kids with yoga teacher practising candle meditation

Yoga is one of the fastest-growing sports globally, with the number of women doing yoga in Australia alone, having doubled since 2008.

And the tree pose trend is starting to trickle down to the next generation. Kids are getting bendy — at school, at dedicated yoga classes for children and even at yoga-themed kids' parties.

There's also a push to have mindfulness included in our Australian education curriculum by 2020, by non-profit program Smiling Mind, as a growing body of research hails the benefits of kids doing mindfulness activities, such as yoga and meditation.

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