Yoga, Mindfulness Aid Anxiety in Elementary School Children

Share this content:
Yoga, Mindfulness Aid Anxiety in Elementary School Children
Yoga, Mindfulness Aid Anxiety in Elementary School Children

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Classroom-based yoga and mindfulness activities may be effective tools for stress management among elementary school students, according to a study published online April 10 in Psychology Research and Behavior Management.

Alessandra N. Bazzano, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, and colleagues randomized 20 students to an intervention group that received small group yoga/mindfulness activities for eight weeks and a control group of 32 students receiving care as usual. The impact on quality of life and emotional well-being was assessed.

The researchers found that the yoga-based intervention was associated with an increase in student emotional and psychosocial well-being, as measured by the Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale-Peabody Treatment Progress Battery and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (P = 0.001). Results were similar with adjustment. Perceived barriers to introducing yoga in the classroom were high and similar at two data collection time points; however, perceived benefits remained high.

"The intervention was associated with a significant improvement in emotional and psychosocial quality of life in the intervention group when compared to the control group, suggesting that yoga/mindfulness interventions may improve symptoms of anxiety among students," the authors write. "Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities."

Abstract/Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Trending Activities

All Professions

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility

<i>E. Coli</i> Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining ...

One visitor to the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg tested positive for norovirus and E. coli

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported ...

Illnesses appear to be caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Smallpox

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Smallpox

New treatment offers additional option should smallpox ever be used as a bioweapon

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »