My wife and I have been working with Lenny at his Body and Brain Yoga studio for about 5 years. This particular style of yoga is quite different from traditional Indian yoga in that it uses meridian stretches and movement vs poses. In our conversation, Lenny and I discuss the many benefits yoga and tai chi can bring to children. Of course, there is the physical benefit but there is also a mental one. The ability to focus and be fully present in one’s body is a skill sorely lacking in today’s youths.

Many individuals exercise but normally their focus is external. The more internally present one is, the more mindful they are and that is one of the great benefits of the slower exercises like yoga and tai chi.

Some of the questions we addressed were

  • When to start children
  • What type of games work best
  • That sort of thing