How do you make a bunch of nine-year-olds improve their grades?

Lying down in a circle may seem like a rather unusual way to run a lesson, but teachers say meditation and yoga has helped hundreds of primary school pupils to improve their grades.

The nine to 11-year-olds are taught to 'channel their energy' once a week in a class that focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques

During the one hour sessions pupils from across Essex are also taught a series of beginner yoga positions designed to improve their mental health and well-being. Teachers involved in the trial scheme have reported significant improvements in the concentration and grades of their pupils as a result of the classes.

Source - Daily Mail