|Inner city youths are being taught simple meditation techniques and yoga for beginners. There is evidence that shows those kids exposed to relaxation techniques are less stressed out and do better in their classes.
Inner city youths in a West Baltimore neighborhood are trying a new way to cope with chronic stress. Yoga was ingrained in the Smith household, where as kids, the brothers would do yoga and meditate before going off to elementary school. Now that they have grown up they want to bring the yoga message to the kids who can benefit the most.
Los Angeles Times
It makes sense that kids who deal with stress all the time would benefit from being taught yoga and other deep relaxation techniques. Evidence shows that adults have all sorts of health and emotional benefits from practicing yoga.