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Proven Method Research

“The scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent. The evidence is growing that yoga practice is a relatively low-risk, high-yield approach to improving overall health.”

Harvard Health Publishing, May 2018

“Both yoga and mindfulness techniques increase focus and attention span; improve self control, calm and clear the mind, relieves stress, tension and anxiety in the classroom.”

Child Welfare League of America

“Yoga creates a calm, harmonious classroom and positive school climate”

Kielty, Gilligan & Staton, 2017

“A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.”

Wei, Harvard Medical School, 2016

“Improves Confidence & Self Esteem”

Agrawal & Bhardwaj, 2013 (PMR)

“After three months of twice‑weekly yoga classes, children with anxiety or hyperactivity improved their focus in the classroom. Doing a side plank for 90 seconds a day, six days a week for seven months can reduce lumbar scoliosis curves in adolescents by nearly 50 percent. Stress causes an increase in cortisol, which can weaken a child’s immune system, found a 2014 study in The Journal of Immunology. Since yoga is a proven cortisol reducer, it may lower your kid’s odds of catching a cold or flu.”

Pevzner & Falcone, Scholastic Parent & Child

“Yoga helps kids to:

  • Develop body awareness
  • Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
  • Build concentration
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image
  • Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
  • Have an alternative to tuning out through attachment to electronic devices”

 

Fabian, MindBodyGreen.com, 2014

“Yoga and meditation practices, may help improve some of the symptoms of ADHD in children, as well as help parents cope with taking care of a child with ADHD”

Harrison, Manocha, & Rubia 2004

“Yoga can be an appropriate scientific intervention in childhood and youth as a stress alleviator, especially in the school setting.”

Khalsa SBS. Yoga in schools research: improving mental and emotional health. Invited Presentation at the Second International Conference on Yoga for Health and Social Transformation Haridwar: Patanjali Research Foundation, 2013

“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The National Association of the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) recommend that children should participate in activities that support the development of the whole child. This is exactly what yoga is about!”

PBSParents, 2016