WHY YOGA IN SCHOOLS
ARE THERE BENEFITS FROM TEACHING YOGA AT SCHOOLS? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIALS OF YOGA-BASED INTERVENTIONS
September 28, 2015
In this study children were given a choice of a yoga program or a PE class, three times a week for 12 weeks. Mood, memory, and self esteem were the variables being measured. It was found that the yoga group had a better outcome of controlling anger, managing stress, and memory improvement. While the PE group actually had self control and emotional control decline.
EFFECT OF MINDFULNESS AND YOGA ON QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED SCHOOL-BASED STUDY
April 10, 2018
This controlled study took a group of third graders that all had symptoms of anxiety and placed them in an 8 week yoga/mindfulness program. The results were found that the children had improved emotional and social control, and the yoga program helped tremendously with controlling anxiety and stress.
TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
(SEL): TOWARD SEL IN SERVICE OF EDUCATIONAL
EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE
July 22, 2019
Overviewing the social and emotional competencies that Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is providing for research of SEL in schools. Overviewing all the various ways that social emotional learning (SEL) positively affects students and sets them on a trajectory for long term life success.
INCREASED MENTAL WELL-BEING AND REDUCED STATE ANXIETY IN TEACHERS AFTER PARTICIPATION IN A RESIDENTIAL YOGA PROGRAM
July 31, 2018
118 teachers were put into a 15 day (yoga training) controlled trial, 6 hours each day. Teachers face high levels of stress that affects mental well-being. They were all taught basic yoga postures, breathe work, and meditation. All 118 of the participants showed a reduction in anxiety and an improvement in mental well-being.