We started a 4 week community program introducing Yoga and Ayurveda (healthy eating) to children and families of the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma.
We wanted to demonstrate that yoga postures, breathing, meditation and health education could offer useful tools for managing symptoms of asthma in children.
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Participants received handouts which show various yoga postures that can be practiced at home and each person also took home a yoga mat and neti pot. The classes also touch upon more general discussions about physical health and the campaign for cleaner air in the Long Beach area.
Many thanks to Building Healthy Communities Long Beach for the pilot grant monies that made it possible for us to purchase neti pots and yoga mats for all the participants.
Also thank you to Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma for securing the location and participants.
Watch the children using the neti pots in the video below:
The initial pilot class was very successful and we are looking forward to following up with a bigger project.
Our yoga teacher training graduates are taught a safe, all levels style of yoga. We also encouraged them to find ways to bring the healing power of yoga to all populations.
If you are interested in attending yoga teacher training in Long Beach in order to learn how to share these tools and help your own community find out more here —let’s change the world, one breath at a time.