Monday, February 09, 2009

California schools adopt meditation techniques for students

MICHAEL ALLEN JONES Siena Bogatin, left, and Mateo Galguera, both 11, meditate with their classmates at Park Day School in Oakland last week. The relaxation exercises are adapted from an adult stress-reduction program.

Some California schools are making time in the school day for meditation exercises in an effort to relieve student stress. The rhythmic breathing and meditation is designed to calm students down and help them concentrate -- skills that have suffered as students experience stress from standardized tests, family situations and current events, some say. The Sacramento Bee (Calif.)

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