Jemicy School students stretch it out for International Kids' Yoga Day

Students across the world put down their books Friday to exercise on International Kids' Yoga Day.

Jemicy School in Owings Mills did their part by starting off the day with the popular exercise. Teachers said yoga helps students focus and learn.

"Teaching kids to withdraw their senses and to turn into their breathing and their movement and their bodies has many benefits," said teacher and yoga instructor Beth Macmullan. "We find that after we practice yoga, the children learn in a more effective and efficient way."

Students at the Jemicy School deal with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. 

Officials said it was the only Baltimore area school to participate in International Kids' Yoga Day.