The craze of yoga and mindfulness in schools can seem overblown. However, research speaks. Mindfulness and yoga are two limbs of the same tree, and Dr. Khalsa's findings suggest this tree is helping children blossom:
Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, at Harvard Medical School, conducted a study on the impact of yoga v. regular PE classes on student wellness. In two semester-long studies, she found statistically significant impacts on, "anger control, resilience to stress, anxiety, and negative mood." Furthermore, anxiety decreased marginally in the yoga group, but increased significantly, by nearly a third, in the PE control group, suggesting yoga is a strong preventative tool.
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