More adults and kids enjoy benefits of practising yoga and meditating
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.