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Placing An Emphasis On Mindfulness Can Help With Stress (In Students)

If you thought teenagers aren’t interested in yoga, you should visit Midlakes High School. Five years ago, yoga was introduced here as a physical education elective. Sixty students signed up. Today, that number is up to 100, instructor Lisa Pietrocarlo says. “We like to give them some variety and this is offered to our juniors and seniors,” Pietrocarlo says. “The great thing is about 15 percent of the kids (taking yoga) are males,” she says. “This is a great way to break the stereotype of it mostly being for athletic girls. That’s a good testimony to the benefits of yoga for strength, balance and flexibility.”

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Steve Metsch | Capital Journal