Clinical Applications of Yoga for the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review

This article aimed to explore clinical applications of yoga among the pediatric population. 34 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and nonrandomized controlled trials (NRCTs) were selected that included yoga or yoga-based interventions for individuals aged 0 to 21 years. Clinical areas for which yoga has been studied include physical fitness, cardiorespiratory effects, motor skills/strength, mental health and psychological disorders, behavior and development, irritable bowel syndrome, and birth outcomes following prenatal  yoga. Most published controlled trials suggested benefits  but results have to be described as preliminary due to the low quantity and quality of trials.

2009 Birdee – Clinical Applications of Yoga for the Pediatric population – a systematic review