Survey Finds Children Experience More Stress Than Previously Believed

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As stress levels in children grow, studies show that yoga practice for children is of great benefit. The newly released Ready-Steady-Move Yoga DVD was specifically designed for children to reduce stress while improving balance, flexibility and coordination.

The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released its annual Stress in America Survey, and the results were surprising. As a result of the downturn in the economy, high levels of stress were detected among children as well as adults. The stress was found to be due to concerns about family finances and parents’ job security.

"An active body is a learning body," says Helen Doron, CEO of The Helen Doron Educational Group, the company which designed and produced the video. Current research concludes that active children are generally better equipped to learn, and yoga, in particular, is highly beneficial for relieving stress. Studies point to the fact that a regular yoga practice can reduce tension, and help regulate emotions. The breathing techniques of yoga quiet and relax the mind. Although the positive effects of yoga extend to children, kids need a yoga program that is specifically tailored to their needs.

The Ready-Steady-Move Yoga DVD is part of the Ready Steady Move! Program, a worldwide educational franchise, taught in schools, kindergartens and community centers around the globe.

The newly released Ready Steady Move Yoga DVD was developed by experts specifically for children. Combining simple stories, rhymes and yoga moves, children can enjoy performing the movements by themselves or with a parent as a healthy family activity. In addition, the DVD comes with multi-lingual tracks so children can either practice the yoga in their mother-tongue or watch it in a foreign language and learn some new words for added fun.

At present the DVD has been produced in English, Hungarian and Hebrew with Mandarin and Spanish on the way. For more details, please visit

About the Helen Doron Educational Group:
The Helen Doron Educational Group stands at the forefront of innovative educational systems since 1985, providing exclusive learning programs and quality educational materials for babies, children and adolescents the world over. Our quality educational programs include Helen Doron Early English and MathRiders for inspired learning in small groups; Polly the Collie, Super-Nature and Ready-Steady-Move designed for larger groups (kindergartens and schools). The Helen Doron educational franchise model invites entrepreneurs to join a successful business operation that benefits children around the world.

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