How we think becomes what we say and what we do – and as role models, children pick up on this, and behave in the same way!
It can take some practise, but when we’re mindful enough to notice when we are in a negative slump, we can help ourselves get out of it more quickly – obviously benefiting our own wellbeing but also that of the kids around us!
It’s Summer time and this month and next I know there are lots of sports days happening and extra time for athletics and games outside! Whilst kids don’t need to warm up and cool down in the same way that adults do (they’re just so springy!), it’s still a great idea to get them into good habits.
Abi completed our Teach Yoga and Mindfulness to Children teacher training in 2018, and we were excited to hear about her experience and what she did next. This is what she told us about her motivations and work with Yogart Sessions, running yoga and art workshops for children. Take it away Abi…
At the end of a day, yoga is great for helping children to unwind. It gives them a chance to take a few minutes out of the busy day to focus on themselves. It’s a rare time when children are encouraged to focus their attention inward, rather than outward.
I’m sure you know that standing up from our desks and moving helps us to feel more awake and focused… but did you know that giving children the opportunity to regularly stand up in class can actually improve concentration by 12%?!
Sometimes we all need a confidence booster, a reminder that we can achieve what we set our minds to, and the time to stop and take a deep breath..
This is a 3 minute meditation for around exam time, to do just that. Have a listen because I think you might find it useful as well!