This study describes the first year of the yoga program in the Encinitas School District, in California. This program was the subject of a court case in which the school district was sued by a family for government sponsorship of religion. The judge ruled that though yoga has religious roots it was not religious in
This is a very useful paper by Sarah-Jane Blakemore that explores the development of the human social brain. She describes evidence that social interaction plays a critical role in early brain development, and then goes on to discuss recent research demonstrating that the social brain undergoes protracted development and that adolescence in particular represents a
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
The aim of this exploratory study was to explore how young people explain the benefits of yoga using a qualitative approach. This research study was done with a group of students between 11 and 13, who had been voluntarily attending the after school yoga classes for between one month and a year, although some had
This report, published in 2014, provides a useful picture of the situation in the UK in relation to children and young people’s health. It is aimed at all those who have an interest and contribution to make towards improving children and young people’s health, including people working in the healthcare, social care and education systems.
Last week, we conducted an experiment. We took 6 children between 8 and 15 to Spain to join a group of school teachers. The idea was to introduce the children to a week of yoga and meditation together with a group of yogis taking the TeenYoga training course, as well as lots of joy and