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© 2017 Peace. Love. Yoga. by Leelou Poppins

#SchoolYoga

"Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children (ages 6 to 12). Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children.

 

Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children. [...]

Emerging research studies also suggest that yoga can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by improving the core symptoms of ADHD, including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It can also boost school performance in children with ADHD. A growing number of schools now integrate yoga and mindfulness into physical education programs or classroom curriculums, and many yoga studios offer classes for school-age children. Yoga can be playful and interactive for parents and children at home, as well."

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD, Harvard Health Publications

" To develop self-regulation, parents and teachers need to understand that children have to become aware of and understand what happens inside them when they don’t or can’t, hear, think, or pay attention in order to manage it better.  They also need both encouragement to self-reflect and time to practice sensory – somatic tools or techniques to reset.  When this process is offered and even modeled by their teachers and parents, kids can learn to work with themselves brilliantly."

- Move with Me Yoga Adventures

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation,
we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” 

- Dalai Lama

"It is our mission to transform educational environments through yoga-based wellness training and support. We empower students and educators to create positive, peaceful, productive classrooms that support exceptional learning and a lifetime of health and wellness."

"The intent of Yoga In My School is:

  1. to empower parents, educators, health care professionals to access the benefits of yoga and mindfulness by providing inspiring kids yoga training

  2. to share tools to make your kids yoga classes effective and engaging

  3. to provide information about yoga and mindfulness – what it is, what it can do for you, how to do it

  4. to show how to easily make yoga and mindfulness a vital part of your children‘s/student‘s lives, and

  5. to introduce yoga and mindfulness to kids and teens, allowing them to have fun, explore, create, and benefit in tremendous ways from this ancient and fulfilling practice."

 

  • Yoga Basics
    (Affirmations, Breathing, Meditation, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Yoga Poses, Yoga Props)

Move with Me Yoga Adventures

Movement and Mindfulness Resources & Training for Early Learning

“Apparently, this self regulation stuff works.  My students earned the highest math and reading scores in the school after we started using your resources.”

– Kimberly Anderson Teacher, MN

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Yoga Resources for Schools

Featured video:

Guided Relaxation by Cosmic Kids Yoga

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.

It just blooms.”

- Zen Shin