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Education: Should Yoga be introduced in Schools?

Updated on February 28, 2012


Sometimes, I work with Teens and I enjoy it – so once in a while I write an article about Teen issues close to my heart. In light of what is happening in schools in UK;

  • Depression.
  • Bullying.
  • Anorexia/Eating Disorders.
  • Rebellion against parents.
  • Suicide and more.

I think it would be a good idea if Yoga was introduced. Obviously, it woudn’t be mandatory, due to various cultures/religions but I am sure many Teens will opt for it.


Why should Yoga be introduced?

Mind and Spirit

It brings balance. Learning and interaction is good for teens, but the mind is equally very important. Yoga could get rid of all or most negative thoughts in their mind. Suicidal thoughts wouldn’t even dawn on them and if ever they feel any symptoms of depression, they know they can take time out to practice Yoga and achieve inner calm. When the mind is calm, teens will not lash out at friends / teachers / parents / people in society.

ツ★ If a mere 25% of the academic year is replaced with physical activity, students’ grades improve. K McGee

Some may say: “But they are just Teens?”

True. However, in many countries young kids who are taught this, are more grounded and are used to discipline, which they grow up with, making it difficult for them to get out of control. Another example is little boys who take Judo lessons from an early age. They learn respect / discipline and other qualities because it’s incorporated into the activity.



The body

The Yoga could have some light stretching. This will keep teens fit and toned – with an ideal body weight. When teens are happy with their weight, they will have no reason to bully others. Most bullies pick on other innocent kids because they feel insecure within themselves. With Yoga, teens will find self-acceptance, (or call it self esteem.)

Do you think Yoga will benefit Teens in Schools?


Yoga Pyramid


*•☆~ "You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside." ~ Mr. Yoga

*•☆~ "For me, yoga is not just a workout - it's about working on yourself." ~ Mary Glover



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    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Stars439

      I totally agree with you.

      God Bless you too. xx

    • stars439 profile image


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub, and a great idea. Yoga would seem very beneficial in my view as well. A remarkably fantastic idea that will help children to have open minds to learn, and to gather knowledge. God Bless You Precious Heart.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Prasetio

      So true. It's good for the mind and that is where all the negative thoughts can stay, but hopefully if they do Yoga, they can control these thoughts or know how to get rid of them. No more suicides, no more bullying, no more anorexia etc

      Thanks so much for stopping.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Sorry, I am late to read this hub. I agree with you that Yoga should be introduced to school. So, the student has several options for sport activity. I think yoga wasn't only good for body but also for our mind, doesn't it? Good job and rated up!


    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      @Brinafr3sh ~ Brina, if you read the first part of the Hub, you will note it states:

      "Obviously, it woudn’t be mandatory, due to various cultures/religions but I am sure many Teens will opt for it."

      Thanks for stopping.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      @Moneycop - That's true. There should be more indepth to it, so kids understand what they are doing and how it will impact them. Lovely of you to stop by. :)

    • Brinafr3sh profile image


      6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi, Yoga is a spiritual exercise, and I've heard that if a person's religion doesn't relate to yoga, than they shouldn't be practicing yoga.

      I don't think yoga should be introduced in school. Thanks cool hub.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      @Ruchira - That's excellent. I didn't know they taught it in schools in US. I would love to see it in Europe. Thanks for stopping.

      @Always Exploring ~ You are so right. Kids need more exercise. Thanks Ruby.

    • moneycop profile image


      6 years ago from JABALPUR

      yoiu ahve showed a new face of education p[revailing already..i am in favour of introducing yoga..the question is there must be a course and its depthness to be learned..

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I like the idea of having yoga classes in school. Yoga stretching is so good for you and relaxing..Kids need more exercise...

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      oh yes...Yoga is there in most school in the US. It feeds the mind and the body.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      @Pamela99 ~ Thanks Pamela. I agree too. It doesn't have to be mandatory. I appreciate you stopping by.

      @nextstopjupiter - Thanks for sharing your experience and I am glad that you find Yoga beneficial.

      Indeed, it's never too late.

    • nextstopjupiter profile image


      6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      Great hub, I agree with you that yoga should be introduced in schools. I started practicing yoga at the age of 55 but it is never too late, and yoga helped me a lot.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago

      I think at least giving children the option of choosing to take yoga lessons would be very beneficial. This is a very interesting hub.


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