Our children at The New E3 School begin their day with mindfulness. They learn basic breathing and yoga practices. Why? Mindfulness and yoga helps children to:
· Reduce stress and anxiety (believe me they feel stress too)
· Form habits of being quiet, peaceful, kind and accepting
· Regulate feelings and control their bodies
We are so thankful to have Angela Phillips of Angela Phillips Yoga Studio train our teachers and children. They are learning basic breathing and yoga techniques. The teachers and staff had to embrace this practice and model for our children. The best way to do that was to help them see the benefits that mindfulness brings to their classroom everyday. Not only does it help children manage stress, but it helps teachers too.
What a great way to start and end your day! Try a few breathing techniques and yoga poses before bedtime or naptime. There are some wonderful children’s books that provide illustrations of simple poses for all ages to do. Make it part of your family’s routine.
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