Is yoga going to become part of physical education in schools?
In recent years there has been much research into the benefits of all types of yoga but now American research is looking at how to bring yoga into the school sports curriculum and it suggests that yoga will have a calming influence on children and adolescents and therefore facilitate learning. This current research also shows that yoga can help young children control their emotions and behaviour.
Yoga continues to grow in popularity within the UK and many secondary schools do already offer yoga as a physical education options for older children. Perhaps we will see yoga being included in the mainstream curriculum for all our children in the near future!