Therapeutic Effects of Yoga for Children: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Galantino, M.L., Galbavy, R., Quinn, L.

The authors completed a systematic review of the literature including case control and pilot studies, cohort and randomized trials; on the effects of yoga on quality of life and physical outcomes in children. Using the Sackett levels of evidence the review looks at yoga as a complementary mind-body movement therapy.

Evidence shows physiological benefits of yoga for the pediatric population that may benefit children through the rehabilitation process, but larger clinical trials, including specific measures of quality of life are necessary to provide definitive evidence.

Pediatric Physical Therapy 2008 20(1):66-80

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