North Texas school district uses yoga for physical education
FRISCO, Texas — Soft piano music and dim lights set the mood in the kindergarten classroom.
The Dallas Morning News reports Kristina Cappe, a health and wellness coach at Frisco Independent School District’s Pink Elementary School, stands in front of 22 children, each sitting on their own pink mat.
“Is everyone ready for yoga?” she asks. “We’re going to take our fingers and put them on our belly and we’re going to imagine our belly is a balloon.”
Cappe leads the children in a few deep breaths, then guides them through some basic stretches. She shows the kindergarteners all the classic poses: mountain, warrior, downward dog, tree pose.