Namaste. Now Nap Time
Article from the Wall Street Journal.
By EMILY GLAZER
A three-year-old doing a downward dog? A four-year-old doing a cobra—and then helping a stuffed animal stretch into the same pose?
A 2003 study by California State University, Los Angeles found that yoga improved students’ behavior, physical health and academic performance, as well as attitudes toward themselves. That same year, Leipzig University reported that yoga reduces feelings of helplessness and aggression, and in the long term helps emotional balance. The benefits of yoga are particularly strong among children with special needs, research shows.
‘A Different Language’
Now thousands of schools across the country—as well as yoga studios and hospitals—are adding programs that teach children to do the exercises.
“Every kid in the audience quieted down,” says David Miyashiro, the district superintendent. “It’s a different language they all speak now.” . . . To read the complete article click here. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703386704576186463216602684.html)
Includes a video: http://online.wsj.com/video/why-more-kids-are-learning-to-say-namaste/ECD9C1A6-5087-4784-8887-7FA1B3BD84A4.html
Orginal source: Wall Street Journal