Research Shows Yoga Benefits Kids with ADHD

A recent survey suggests that roughly 80% of children and adolescents will have some form of psychological problem by age 21. Many of these conditions, like depression and anxiety are rooted in chronic stress. This is one reason why more schools are turning to yoga to improve the health of American youth according to a new review of the research published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  Read more...

Yoga Education for Schools: Testimonials & Research

INSIGHTS AND FEEDBACK after just ONE Yoga Education in Schools class

What TEACHERS are saying: 

"This was the most focused I've ever been."
"Thank you for showing me how to find my inner peace."
"It was awesome! I'm going to use this in my classroom and personal life."
"Great training!!!"  "W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L Experience."

What STUDENTS are saying:  

"I found a better way to deal with problems and control my emotions."
“I had a chance to relax, talk to myself, understand myself much better & how to be a better person”

"At the beginning of class, I felt foggy. At the end of the class, I felt clear.”

"I will use what I learned in this Yoga and Mindfulness class to calm myself in times of trouble and to better myself in everyday life."

"I learned that no matter how bad things get on the outside, all I have to do is close my eyes and breathe and I'm OK on the inside."

 

Research Highlights Benefits of Yoga for Children

As soothing as yoga is for adults, the practice might hold evenmore benefits for children with ADHD. Find out more about this alternative ADHD treatment from a longtime kids’ yoga instructor, Shakta Khalsa.  Read more...

By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better.

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Why Yoga in Schools?

Working with researchers at Harvard University, Kripalu Yoga in the Schools has demonstrated that yoga and mindfulness activities conducted with adolescents, even for as little as 30-minutes  a week, result in reduced stress and anxiety, enhanced academic performance, better sleep and self-care routines, and improved self-esteem and self-confidence.