National Yoga-Recess-Day Brings Mind/Body Fitness to Children January 25

Yoga-Recess is a project of the Yoga Health Foundation, and a national awareness campaign that reaches thousands of children nationwide, bringing mind-body fitness and health to classrooms, after-school programs, community centers and youth organizations.

On January, 25, 2013, the organization is celebrating National Yoga Recess Day. The program offers schools the ability to bring health and fitness – and the added bonus of mind-body awareness – into the classroom, allowing students to develop the ability to focus and calm their minds, as well as release daily stresses that negatively affect their health, well-being and academic performance.

The program provides free online resources like instructional videos, lesson plans and more to teachers to use in their classrooms.

A regular yoga practice can:

  • Enhance ability to focus and stay on task
  • Improve behavior & self-discipline
  • Decrease anxiety & depression
  • Aid with weight loss
  • Boost self-confidence, creativity & communication skills
  • Improve overall health, well-being and mental function

For more information and to register for free access to instructional videos and more, visit, and