Today I want to start talking more about the practice of yoga at school. I'll be uncovering a few myths around what it is and who it's for - and provide some simple ideas for incorporating it at school to raise physical and mental wellbeing.
As you may know or have already heard on this podcast, my main area of expertise is in teaching and training in yoga and mindfulness within the education system. So I want to talk about what yoga is, and isn't, some benefits it offers, and discuss how it can be included at school for the wellbeing benefit of everyone.
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Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Attention and Executive Function in Children and Adolescents—a Systematic Review; Catherine Mak, Koa Whittingham, Ross Cunnington & Roslyn N. Boyd. 2017
Yoga Prevents Bullying in School; Dee Marie, M.A., CYT1, Grace Wyshak, PhD2, George H Wyshak, DMD, PhD3; American Medical Association Alliance, Boulder, CO, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, AHIMSA Non-profit Organization, Boulder, CO.
Mindful movement and skilled attention. Dav Clark, Frank Schumann and Stewart H. Mostofsky. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015; 9: 297.
Don’t worry, be active: positive affect and habitual physical activity. Pasco JA, Jacka FN, Williams LJ, Brennan SL, Leslie E & Berk M (2011). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(12) p. 1047-52