This Yoga Program Helps Teens Stretch Their Way to Success

How one San Francisco organization is helping adolescents RISE to the occasion


Youth meditating.

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Yoga is increasingly being used as a complementary mind-body therapeutic tool for children and adolescents, and has been proven to improve and maintain their overall health and fitness. With that in mind, it's no wonder that groups such as RISE Yoga for Youth have started using the ancient practice to help empower students to lead healthy lifestyles.
The dedicated team of professionals behind the initiative believe that through yoga they can give youths the tools they need to be agents of change. Working in schools and with youth organizations in the San Francisco Bay area, RISE Yoga for Youth focuses on physical exercise and breath work, encouraging teenagers who are part of the programs to lead happier and healthier lives. As well as the positive health benefits, the program has proven to help reduce stress levels, improve academic achievements and even increase school attendance rates among participants.
With all these great benefits, it's easy to see why so many adolescents are stretching their way to success.

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