Yoga helps kids re­lax


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ac­tu­ally wor­ried about go­ing to school be­cause the teacher might growl at them,’’ she says.

‘‘This helps give them dif­fer­ent tools help them breathe and calm them­selves down.

‘‘I teach some teens go­ing to in­ter­me­di­ate or high school for the first time and [who] have a lot of anx­i­ety about it.’’

Nat­u­rally a chil­drens’ yoga class dif­fers from one for adults.

‘‘It’s a lot more ac­tive and I dress up crazy. For kids it needs to get a lit­tle bit more colour­ful and dy­namic.’’

A Hun­gar­ian national who has lived in New Zealand for 23 years, Ms Hor­vath has trav­elled and trained widely to learn yoga.

She spe­cialises in the Hatha yoga tech­nique.

She also teaches preg­nancy yoga and chair yoga for peo­ple with life-threat­en­ing ill­nesses.

She is set to start teach­ing for a men­tal health provider.

Dy­namic ac­tiv­ity: Yoga classes for kids are fun and colour­ful.

Just re­lax: Edit Hor­vath says yoga helps chil­dren re­lax, fo­cus and breathe.

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