Lifewatch: Elementary Yoga

ATLANTA -- Yoga is a popular way many adults use to reduce stress and anxiety.

But now, some younger people are using the technique as well.  An elementary school in Atlanta is incorporating yoga into its curriculum and said its having a positive effect on the students.

Some first graders at Fernbank Elementary School get a lesson in meditation and relaxation by practicing yoga during P.E. class.

Fourth graders at the school are incorporating yoga in a lesson plan on Greek Mythology.

According to teacher Elisabeth Beckwith, the students get energized, and are given a tweak to their day so they're not just sitting at their desks.

The teachers were trained by YogaKids International to do simple poses and techniques that are fun for children.

Guidance Counselor June Neal reported an improvement in test scores and test-taking skills since the yoga program began two years ago.

For a list of yoga centers in Coastal Carolina, click here.

Reported by Kristy Ondo