Yoga master Sharath Jois wasn’t always passionate about his practice. At age seven, he preferred to be playing the most popular sport in India, cricket, rather than be getting bendy on the mat. To build his practice, however, his guru grandfather, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, would encourage him to perform a few yoga postures before he joined his friends in a game out in the streets of Mysore, India. Thus began Jois’ early journey to becoming the world’s most advance practitioner of Astanga Yoga. In this video interview with founder, Sonia Jones, Jois takes a break from his 2016 U.S. Tour to discuss the importance of teaching children yoga. Learning discipline, focus, and how to manage stress are just a few of the ways yoga can help your child be better prepared to have a good, calm, healthy life.

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