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Sometimes the findings of neuroscience can be over-interpreted, and tentative results presented as things we “know” about the brain. As this article points out, “most of what we know about the brain comes from functional imaging experiments that average over many subjects, use technology that is still limited in capturing the rapid and detailed changes

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This article discusses yoga as a potential tool for children to deal with stress and self-regulate. The author looks at how children and young people are exposed to new demands, standards, and options and to increased pressure to succeed in school. A central idea in the article is that yoga may help children and young

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This article, from 2004, reviews the research on yoga for depression. It looks at five randomised controlled trials that each used different forms of yoga interventions and in which the severity of the condition ranged from mild to severe. All the trials reported positive findings but methodological details such as method of randomisation, compliance and

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This article focuses on the progressive trend toward use of yoga as a mind-body complementary and alternative medicine intervention to improve specific  physical and mental health conditions. The aim is to provide clinicians with therapeutically useful information about yoga, and the evidence evaluating yoga as an effective intervention for children and adolescents with health problems

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This article explores the use of a series of movement therapies and relaxation techniques for management of health conditions among children.  The research looked at use of movement therapies and relaxation techniques in children for treatment of various health conditions, as reported in the 2007 US National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and also examined variations

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This article aimed to explore clinical applications of yoga among the pediatric population. 34 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and nonrandomized controlled trials (NRCTs) were selected that included yoga or yoga-based interventions for individuals aged 0 to 21 years. Clinical areas for which yoga has been studied include physical fitness, cardiorespiratory effects, motor skills/strength, mental health

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This pilot study examined the effects of a classroom-based yoga intervention on cortisol concentrations and perceived behaviour in children. The study took place over ten weeks in two classrooms. Cortisol levels were measured and teachers recorded their perceptions of the effects of the intervention on students’ cognitive, social, and emotional skills. The results suggested that

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