Indian Influences: Yoga

Yoga is introduced to pupils in Leeds On a recent visit to India, primary teachers Kate Bowen and Jane Sanders from Leeds discovered that yoga improved the concentration of the Indian pupils. Back in their own schools in the UK they decided to introduce yoga and record the outcomes on video.

From the start, the enthusiasm of the pupils is evident, as is their desire to learn more about how their Indian counterparts practice yoga. They communicate with the Indian pupils via email, and hope soon to be swapping the video they have shot. Throughout the project we see how Kate and Jane encourage the pupils to take ownership of the project, including teaching yoga to children in other Leeds schools.

In the discussion that follows, Rittika Chanda Parruck from the British Council in India talks about the project with Kate, Jane and Gillian Sherrif, from another school in Leeds. She asks whether yoga should be introduced more widely and how its effects could be measured.

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