Yoga’scool in The Daily Telegraph

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Yoga’scool in The Daily Telegraph

On Saturday 24 September The Daily Telegraph published a story about shocking new info that kids spend a lot of time sedentary and this is greatly affecting their health. I was interviewed and some of my Family Yoga students were photographed doing yoga.
Here’s the full story that didn’t get published (newspapers often run out of space and cut out info!)
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Yoga teacher Molly Furzer, founder of Yoga’scool, teaches children and families, including classes at primary schools and after-school centres. She says children love moving around and stretching after being cooped up.
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“It channels their pent-up energy, especially after they have been sitting for hours all day at school,” she said. “We do yoga using songs and stories, games and dance and keep the class moving at a fairly rapid pace so they don’t get bored.
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“We also find stillness with meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques. At the end of the class kids are energised yet calm – most say they are happy and relaxed.”
According to Ms Furzer, yoga works wonders for children with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers and anxiety, and improves their ability to concentrate and balance their emotions. “I teach private classes to kids with these conditions and we see remarkable results – together with their parents they learn how to self-calm. Yoga is now seen as a complementary therapy for all ages.”
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Molly Furzer has been practising yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2007. She teaches Kids & Family Yoga, Laughter Wellness and Mindfulness for schools.