Can Yoga Improve Mental Health In Youth?
Researchers explore how the breathing and stretching techniques can have physical and psychological benefits in teenagers.
Researchers are buzzing about a new study from the Journal of Development & Behavioral Pediatrics where lead author Jessica Noggle is claiming that mental health disorders usually develop during teenage years. The study cites yoga as having been a proven physical and mental exercise that can help prevent the development of mental health disorders amongst youth. Reported via the Medical News Today the study comments that:
[It] involved 51 students from the 11th and the 12th grade who were registered for physical education (PE) at a Massachusetts high school. Two thirds of the students were randomly assigned to Kripalu yoga classes that consisted of physical yoga postures as well as breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation, whilst the remaining third was assigned to the regular PE classes.