The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Is yoga for children a good idea? has reviewed the pros and cons.

    Here’s what we know.

    • Research on the benefits of yoga for kids is limited.
    • At the least, yoga can be a gentle method for children to get more physical activity and enhance their well-being.
    • 2 styles that may be inappropriate for children include:
      • Ashtanga, aka power yoga, focuses on strength and flexibility training and rapid movements.
      • Bikram, aka hot yoga, involves doing vigorous poses in a room heated to 100 to 110 F (38 to 43 C).
        • Ashtanga and Bikram require excellent physical condition.

    The bottom line?

    The article discusses safety considerations and how to select a yoga class appropriate for children.

    11/24/10 18:38 JR

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