The Effects of Yoga for Youth with Anxiety

Youth in the United States have undergone varying degrees of stress, but the stress is becoming a bigger issue, which is demonstrated by the high incidence of anxiety disorders that are found in young people. Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychological disorder in the United States. (Albano, et al., 2003). The ways in which to treat anxiety are varied. Yoga, as a mind-body connection practice is proving to have a positive impact on one’s health and well-being. This review will explore the youth in the United States, how anxiety reveals itself within a person, the discussion of what is yoga, and who is participating in yoga, and finally this review will determine whether or not yoga would be a useful tool for youth who struggle with anxiety.

Kaye Standke
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