Parents who know all about the benefits of yoga for kids may be eager to sign their children up for such classes. However, just like any other class that brings youngsters together in the same room, yoga may provide an opportunity for germs to move around. If the kids get sick, not only will they be unable to enjoy their yoga exercises, but they may also bring their bacteria and viruses back home to mom and dad!
That's why the Dahn Yoga community is encouraging all people, young and old, to stay current on their vaccination schedule. After all, August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children aged 7 to 18 years should be inoculated against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, meningococcal illness, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, the flu and several types of hepatitis.
Furthermore, some children may benefit from vaccines for HPV and pneumococcal disease.
However, it is not just kids who need to be inoculated. Adult yoga enthusiasts would do themselves a world of good by getting their annual flu shot.
Vaccines help keep people healthy all year long, making sure that illness won't get in the way enjoying yoga.