The Benefits of Yoga in U.S. Schools
Yoga classes for kids are taking off, as advocates say it’s especially helpful for those with focusing problems
A 2003 study by California State University, Los Angeles found that yoga improved students’ behavior, physical health and academic performance, as well as attitudes toward themselves. That same year, Leipzig University reported that yoga reduces feelings of helplessness and aggression, and in the long term helps emotional balance. The benefits of yoga are particularly strong among children with special needs, research shows.
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