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Why do Yoga?
We all know that practicing yoga and mindfulness makes us feel great, but as more and more scientific research emerges, we are beginning to understand exactly why this is.
A recent blog post published on yoga4classrooms.com explores how classroom yoga supports "mind-body awareness, self regulation, and physical fitness"; which in turn, leads to "improvements in students’ behaviour, mental state, health, and performance, as well as teacher resilience, effectiveness and overall classroom climate".
Read the full article here: Scientific Evidence for Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools: How and Why Does It Work? (Links in comment box )
If you would like to bring these benefits to your classroom or setting, please email [email protected] to find out how we can support you.
When we stop for a moment, we give ourselves a much needed break and we can increase our energy levels. When we engage in movement, our bodies say thank you and our mood is lifted! When our mood is lifted, it's easier to overcome challenges and complete the tasks we need too!
Fun Fact Friday: Tree Pose
Trees have their own special way to communicate...
Trees can 'talk' to each other, and they even share nutrients. They manage to do this through an incredible underground system created by soil fungi.
The fungi help the trees to create a huge, intricately connected platform to both communicate and share resources- nutrients
It means that older, larger trees (known as ‘mother trees’) can be connected to hundreds of younger trees around them. They can then send nutrients, water and even whatever carbon they don’t use through the funghi network to smaller seedlings – which can boost seedling survival by as much as 4 times.
It's like us as adults, nurturing and supporting the children we care for!
As we stand together to create our human forest and community, this is what the trees are doing too!
Fun Fact Friday: Dog Pose
Did you know that dogs may lick you to say they love you, to get your attention, to help soothe themselves if they're stressed or even to show empathy! How cool is that?!
Why not try doing our dog pose? Can you wag your tail too to show you're happy?
Why not introduce Yoga as part of your Physical Exercise time!
Educational settings are now having to increase physical activity within the week and we can easily do this by adding a little yoga into our day!
Get started with our 2 hour foundation training or choose from one of our 1 hour courses!
Good luck to all the children taking SATS this week!
You are awesome no matter what! You are totally amazing!
Good luck this week to everyone taking SATs including all the teachers and parents!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love is all about self love, self care, love for others. This is also about the care and kindness we show each other and not just today but everyday!
So today, how can you look after and love yourself more?
You can charge yourself up with positivity and love by repeating: I am love or I am loved or I love myself and others
You could start or end the day with positive statements about yourself or others that you spend the day with!
Make sure you say them out loud!
What brings you joy? Pure joy where you have a smile on your face and extremely happy?
When you need more joy in your life, repeat our affirmation or do something that brings you joy.
This is a great thing to do with groups of children! You can let them freestyle or give instructions as to what kind of faces to pull...
You will get everyone laughing and boosting those happiness levels!
Being balanced is more than just our physical ability to be able to hold the boat pose. Our mood, energy levels and the way we are feeling often affect our balance.
AS it gets towards the end of January, many of us are feeling tired as it's been a long month with dark nights and often cold weather!
Use the tickle toes pose to help energise your body and as you do this, repeat to yourself, I AM ENERGISED!
You can do this any time you feel low in energy, tired, lacking motivation and need to move and boost your mood!
What makes you happy?
Can you name 5 things that make you feel happy?
Mini Me Mental Wellbeing
Fun Friday Challenge:
Moving is so important to our health and wellbeing. Often when it gets towards the end of the week, we are tired, less motivated and we need to move more but move less!
Why not give these a go, bring in some giggles and uplift both mood and energy levels!
Calm is important for us to have in our lives even if it's just a few moments in the day where we find quiet, a peaceful moment to ourselves. When we have a calmer environment, it's much easier to learn, be productive and think more clearly!
You can repeat this affirmation to yourself as many times as you like throughout the day to remind you to take moments of calm reducing your stress and anxiety levels and lowering your blood pressure!