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How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School

Maria Redin

Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain intractable individual and societal problems. And, perhaps more importantly for our global health, for kids dealing with extreme stressors, traumas and abuse, putting these practices into schools could be the difference between failure and success.

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  • Jackie Ramirez

    I completely agree. I think that by exposing youth to this type of physical activity it can open their minds to the variety of options to be more active. This teaches them that exercising isn't just running, playing competitive sports, or doing push ups, it can also be a low-impact, flexibility and strength focused exercise, such as Yoga. The added benefit of course is learning to be more mindful and managing stress.