Is Yoga Better For Mental Health Than Regular Gym Class?

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A New study suggests that yoga classes in high school may produce better mental health results then regular physical education or gym classes. The yoga high school study was recently published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

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According to the Harvard Crimson ”The study randomly divided 11th and 12th grade students in a suburban Massachusetts high school into yoga or regular physical education classes. At the beginning and the end of the semester, students completed questionnaires examining their levels of stress, resilience, anxiety, and anger management. The study found that these measures of emotional state tended to worsen among students taking a traditional physical education class, while the levels of those in the yoga group remained the same or improved slightly.“ 

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