Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities, according to a Tulane University study.
Published 2018, in Psychology Research and Behavior Management Journal, the school-based study “Effect of mindfulness and yoga on quality of life for elementary school students and teachers” suggested that “yoga/mindfulness interventions may improve symptoms of anxiety among students”.
The intervention was associated with a significant improvement in emotional and psychosocial quality of life in the intervention group when compared to the control group, the study concluded.
Welcoming the results of the study, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged all the elementary schools of Louisiana to introduce yoga in their curriculum so that the students could explore various benefits yoga offered. More information here.