Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Committee Member/Second Reader
This study looked at the impact ten minutes of daily yoga had on the behavior of elementary school children. Yoga was led by classroom teachers once daily for ten minutes over a sixteen-week period. At weeks one, eight, and sixteen, classroom teachers evaluated student behavior in six categories: personal awareness, attention, rapport with friends, rapport with teacher, following rules and transition between activities. The teachers rated the behaviors on a never, sometimes, mostly or always scale. The data was then analyzed and interpreted. Results revealed a significant difference in the attention, ability to follow rules, transition between activities, and personal awareness from the beginning of the yoga implementation to the eight-week evaluation. Results suggest that implementing yoga into daily routines for elementary school students will improve their behavior.
yoga, elementary school children, behavior, yoga in school, children behavior, elementary classroom behavior
Sellen, Paige, "Yoga and Its Influence on Children's Behavior" (2018). The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses. 63.