Yoga is a level playing field.

I have come across an article written in Reader’s Digest that I find quite interesting.  It was written in May of 2010.  There is increasing awareness of the importance yoga can have on academic learning and the calmness and concentration that children feel after regularly practicing yoga and mindfulness.  “Janet Buckenmeyer, an associate professor of education at Purdue University, surveyed six elementary schools, including one in Canada – Cameron Public School in North York – to assess the effect of yoga taught during the school day.  Her 2007 study looked at students from kindergarten to Grade 5, and their teachers and parents, before and after an eight-week term of twice weekly yoga classes.  Ninety percent of teacher and parents reported that yoga improved academic achievement.  And students reported that they felt calmer for test, better able to concentrate more confident and more focused.”