OG Yoga is partnering with San Diego Juvenile Justice system to bring programming to Juvenile Hall (teens awaiting sentencing) and Urban Camps (teens serving sentences) and create a more seamless and integrated behavioral health system in which youth can access yoga, meditation and mindfulness to heal trauma.
Read OG Yoga’s 2016-2018 Annual Report below.
Anxiety disorders are the most common adolescent mental health conditions in the United States, with approximately one-third (31.9%) of 13- to 18-year-old children suffering from clinical anxiety. In addition, 8.3% of adolescents with anxiety disorders experience severe impairment in their daily functioning. Females are more commonly affected than males, with lifetime prevalence rates of 38% and 26%, respectively.
Increased interest in complementary therapies, high rates of childhood anxiety, the controversy surrounding SSRI use in adolescents, and the climbing costs of mental health care point to the need for mind and body therapeutic approaches to anxiety management. Despite the many barriers to mind and body practices, current research focusing on biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga, and hypnosisdemonstrates that these methods show promise to reduce anxiety among adolescent populations.
I came to see yoga as a vehicle for transformation through reclaiming an intimate, healthy relationship with self. Upon reflection, it seemed like a natural evolution to offer these tools to inmates prior to release from prison in anticipation of the challenges of reintegration, and the potential for recidivism.
People who do hatha yoga report improved balance, but only now has yoga’s impact on falls received rigorous study.
Now, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of family medicine Irene Hamrick reports that the number of falls in older adults dropped 48 percent in the six months after yoga classes began, compared to the six months previous.