Allentown Health Bureau Teaches Healthy Habits Through Yoga
This community education program was designed to generate excitement among youth about fitness and eating healthier foods. Using large pictures of fruits and vegetables as focus points, the children discussed from where food comes, such as on a farm or from a tree.
The interactive sessions then engaged the children in poses as bunnies and cows. Visualizing being rooted into the ground while in Tree Pose, yoga allowed the preschoolers to expand their imaginations. They discovered different ways of relaxation by breathing. Yoga stimulated their physical, mental and emotional abilities.