Some schools in New Jersey are offering yoga as part of their curricula -- both in physical education and in the classroom. The trend toward yoga practice in schools -- without an Eastern religion aspect -- has been on the rise nationwide for years. "A lot of yoga is about being mindful of your space, and that can be a big thing in the classroom," said Anna Adams, director of health, physical education and athletics. "Or if kids are having a hard time in class, a teacher might say, 'OK, let's refocus and work on our breathing,' " Adams added.

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