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How yoga helps students relax, focus, deal with stress. See state education news here

| July 23, 2019
How yoga helps students relax, focus, deal with stress. See state education news here

Third in a series on teachers and what they do during the summer: The day before Sun Valley High School summer school students’ research papers were due, Moonstone Yoga’s Jennifer Shifler led them and their teacher through breathing and yoga exercises to help them reduce stress and relax.

For the past three years, Shifler has led sessions each Friday morning before tutoring begins at the Title I charter school in Mesa, and educators and administrators there say it has helped increase students’ concentration, their ability to monitor their emotions and develop positive responses to stressful situations.

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