More adults, children doing yoga, meditating
NEW YORK | If you can do a downward-facing dog, you’re among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga.
A report says more adults — and even children — are practicing yoga and meditation.
A government survey conducted last year found that 14 percent of adults
said they recently had practiced yoga, and the same percentage recently had meditated.
That was up from about 10 percent and 4 percent from a similar survey conducted five years earlier.
For children ages 4 through 17, about 8 percent had recently practiced yoga, up from 3 percent. For meditation, it was about 6 percent, similar to the earlier survey.
Researchers say yoga, meditation and some other forms of complementary medicine have been increasingly promoted as ways to reduce stress and anxiety and improve health.