Introducing yoga into the primary school curriculum could improve students’ physical health and wellbeing. In a recent report, Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer called for the inclusion of yoga in the curriculum. This is a welcome move that is aimed at increasing pupils’ engagement in physical activity. The benefits of yoga are well documented, including lower rates of stress and anxiety. But why is it a good idea for primary school yoga? Read on to discover the reasons why.
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First, primary school children benefit from the practice of yoga. Several studies have shown that children who practise yoga in primary schools learn more efficiently than those who do not. The study found that the duration of practice varied between the two groups, and that it was more effective to use a longer period for the practice of yoga. In addition, students who did not practice yoga in school were more likely to report feeling stressed or depressed. However, this research is limited to young children.
Teachers should consider the age of their students. Some children may not be ready to participate in yoga classes while others may not be ready for it. A simple method of incorporating yoga into the classroom is to incorporate it into the school day. Some schools may have yoga sessions on a “taster” basis during active weeks, while others might spend a full session on the practice. One solution to the problems associated with yoga in the classroom is the use of chairs.