More adults and kids en­joy ben­e­fits of prac­tis­ing yoga and med­i­tat­ing

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NEW YORK — If you can do a down­ward-fac­ing dog, you’re among the in­creas­ing num­bers of peo­ple do­ing yoga.

A new re­port says more adults — and kids — are prac­tis­ing yoga and med­i­ta­tion.

A U.S. govern­ment sur­vey con­ducted last year found 14 per cent of adults said they had done yoga re­cently, and the same per­cent­age had med­i­tated re­cently. That’s up from about 10 per cent and 4 per cent from a sim­i­lar sur­vey done five years ear­lier.

For kids ages 4 through 17, about 8 per cent had done yoga re­cently, up from 3 per cent. For med­i­ta­tion, it was about 6 per cent, sim­i­lar to the ear­lier sur­vey.

Yoga, med­i­ta­tion and other forms of com­ple­men­tary medicine have been pro­moted in­creas­ingly as ways to re­duce stress and anx­i­ety and im­prove health.


A new re­port says more peo­ple are do­ing yoga and med­i­ta­tion — in­clud­ing kids.

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