Chronic stress is not just bad for children, but can be outright toxic for their entire body. It doesn't just affect their minds, but has in fact been proven to damage their immune, endocrine, cardiovascular, and nervous systems. Mela was fortunate enough to sit in on a lecture given by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, director of the Center for Youth Wellness, which was created to address the devastating effects of toxic stress on children. A pediatrician and Public Health expert, @nadineburkeharris established this center when she noticed that her patients suffered increasing health concerns with every Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) that they faced. The good news is that meditation is one of the very best treatments for adults who faced toxic stress in childhood, as well as children who are still grappling with their circumstances. Mindfulness, along with self-care like adequate sleep (all addressed by Ayurvedic lifestyle medicine), are the best interventions. Her new book, The Deepest Well, outlines proof that mind body medicine is not just woo woo, but the way of the future. We are very committed to offering real yoga for children and teens in our San Mateo education center. Check out all of the upcoming camps and weekly classes on our website. #centerforyouthwellness #meditation #toxicstress #stress #yoga #mindfulness #melayogasanmateo #yogaforchildren @intuitivehealingyoga Thanks @emmapeel101 @athleta for the opportunity!