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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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.

  • Common sense considerations

    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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