The evidence is in! Yoga for children and teens has been shown to…
- Reduce Stress & Anxiety: By reducing perceived stress and modulating stress response systems, yoga helps the mind deal with stress more effectively and lessens its toll on the body.
- Increase Focus & Concentration: A 2014 study found that Yoga Ed. programs develop concentration and attention in school settings, consistent with previous findings on the benefits of yoga with attention problems.
- Develop Emotional Intelligence: By increasing self-awareness and self-regulation, yoga improves children’s ability to understand and control emotional reactions. Students who voluntarily regulate their emotions show greater prefrontal cortex activation, better modulation of activity in the amygdala, and lower levels of cortisol in the body.