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Is it okay for small children to do yoga?

I read somewhere that small kids should not practice yoga. Every time I do yoga, my daughter who is 3 years old joins me very excitedly and does it very well too! She seems to be having fun. Are there risks involved?

4 Answers

Some stretching is good but you do not want to hyperextend her back or neck.
No yoga can cause strain on kids growing bones.
If you happen to know proper movements, it should be ok.
No, it is perfectly fine. Go for it. Make sure the teacher is well trained in working with kids.