Each year the children report the same results: a decrease in bullying behavior, an increase in the ability to control anger, and concentrate.
"Yoga Keeps Me Calm, Fit and Focused" was first conducted as a pilot project at Heatherwood
Elementary in Boulder Colorado, with 4th and 5th grade students.
The children were asked to fill out a questionnaire before
and after the 2 weeks of yoga classes taught during SAVE time, October 2004, 2005, 2006 and again in 2007.
Dr. Grace Wyshak at Harvard Medical School of Public Health analyzed the results of
the study. There was a significant increase in anger management in only 4½ hours of yoga training.
Students also reported
a decrease in headaches, hitting and fidgeting, an increase in the capability to control anger, and an
overall improved ability to sleep after only 6 yoga sessions.