Yoga for kids

Downward dog and tree position are not just for grown-ups anymore!

kids yogaHave you ever noticed how flexible your child is?  Kids are born with wonderful flexibility that their parents often marvel at.

Yoga is a fun way to help your child retain his or her flexibility, as well as to help work on strength and muscle coordination.

Kids love seeing how long they can hold the different poses, and it’s a way to exercise that you can both benefit from.

You’ll see it pay off especially as your child becomes active in sports and other activities.

Need some ideas on which yoga maneuvers will be a hit with your kiddo?  Watch physical therapist Kendra VanWasshenova and her assistants Greg and Emme demonstrate a kid-friendly yoga workout in the below video.

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mott blog - kendra vanwasshenova thumbKendra VanWasshenova, DPT, is a physical therapist at U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Milestones program.  Milestones offers physical and occupational therapy by pediatric PT and OT specialists trained specifically to care for a children and young adults who have acute medical problems, rehabilitation needs and congenital or acquired conditions.


best children's hospitalUniversity of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the country. It was nationally ranked in all ten pediatric specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and among the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents Magazine. In December 2011, the hospital opened our new 12-story, state-of-the-art facility offering cutting-edge specialty services for newborns, children and women.