Yoga Meditation Calms Teenage Anxiety and Moodiness

Picture this: Your teenager comes into the house one evening and slams the door, runs to his or her room and shuts themselves in for two hours. When you try to have a normal conversation, they fly off the handle at the slightest provocation. Has anybody heard this already? This is pretty much par for the course when you’re the parent of a teen. This kind of thing is likely to happen occasionally and is actually a not unusual, but if it starts to happen constantly, there might be an underlying problem. It could simply be chronic stress related to anxiety. Yoga meditation has been demonstrated in an increasing number of scientific studies to provide a significant degree of benefit to teens who practice it regularly.

Yoga Meditation Calms Teenage Anxiety and Moodiness

Although parents realize the teenager years are challenging times, they wish there was something they could do to help relieve the stress, depression, and anxiety, which are a severe strain on their children’s mental health. Yoga may be some help.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School evaluated the impact of Kripalu yoga classes on the mental health of 11th and 12th grade students at a Massachusetts high school. Two thirds were assigned to take Kripalu yoga classes for 10 weeks, 2 to 3 times a week, while the rest of the students attended regular physical education classes.

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Recent scientific studies have shown the mood and anxiety benefits of yoga meditation in teens. Photo by Raul-Rodriguez c/o Photos.Com

Kripalu yoga involves physical poses along with breathing exercises, deep relaxation, and meditation that can help individuals objectively experience their physical, emotional, and mental being. To assist the investigators in identifying the impact of yoga on the teenagers, psychosocial tests were administered before and after the 10-week study.


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Most parents would agree that the teenage years are very emotionally challenging, for both the parent as well as the teenager. Yoga meditation is now moving towards the forefront of available choices for healthy interventions  to help manage some of these challenges. Medications certainly are useful at times, and they have their place, but using natural methods is always far safer. These techniques also teach our children healthy ways to manage their stress throughout their adult lives as well. This helps to provide them a sense of control over themselves, their bodies, their health, and their future.

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