yoga

10:36pm

Thu March 13, 2014
City Visions: March 17, 2014

Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Kids

Can yoga help students better focus in the classroom?
Credit www.elephantjournal.com

  

How can mindfulness training address the negative effects of growing up in poverty? City Visions talks with educators and researchers about an innovative program at Stanford that is helping kids address stress through mindfulness and yoga.

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11:00am

Sat February 23, 2013
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: Can yoga keep kids out of prison?

Traditionally, many U.S. counties have relied on “scared straight” tactics to keep youth from getting back in trouble. In Florida, for example, one juvenile detention center sits down young offenders in front of a “wall of shame,” a collection of photos of teens who have been shot and killed post-release. But one city is trading in these scare methods for a yoga mat and a couple of hours of meditation.

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4:44pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Indroducing social flexibility through yoga

photo courtesy of Niroga Center

There are thousands of yoga studios all over the Bay Area. They usually cater to people who can pay the $15-20 class fee. But the Nirgoa Institute in Berkeley offers classes to low-income senior citizens, incarcerated youth, homeless shelters and inner city high school students.

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