Allentown Health Bureau Teaches Healthy Habits Through Yoga

The preschool and Pre-K Counts classes from LVCC's Judith Chase Early Learning Center learned the importance of health through yoga. An intern through Allentown Bureau of Health's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program led the nutrition-based instruction.

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.

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