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Study: Yoga and mindfulness may help elementary school students manage stress, anxiety

From News Medical - April 16, 2018

Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities, according to a Tulane University study.

Published April 10 in Psychology Research and Behavior Management Journal, the school-based study Effect of mindfulness and yoga on quality of life for elementary school students and teachers suggested that yoga/mindfulness interventions may improve symptoms of anxiety among students.

The intervention was associated with a significant improvement in emotional and psychosocial quality of life in the intervention group when compared to the control group, the study concluded.

Welcoming the results of the study, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged all the elementary schools of Louisiana to introduce yoga in their curriculums so that the students could explore various benefits yoga offered.

Yoga, referred as a living fossil, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, noted.

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