Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests.

In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in either yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks, or to a control group that received usual care such as counseling and other activities from a school social worker.

At the start of each school day, the students in the yoga/mindfulness group had sessions that included breathing exercises, guided relaxation and several yoga poses appropriate for children, the researchers explained.

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