Yoga In Schools

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  • Yoga In Schools

Yoga in schools has become increasingly popular over the years with principals remarking how important yoga with mindfulness practice is and how children can't get enough of it. In my class I show pupils the important ways of mindfulness practice. Together with stretching, they strengthen different muscle groups in the body. We are all aware of the common childhood and school problems of the 21st century, bullying, childhood obesity, lack of sleep, family problems etc. Yoga for pupils in schools can have a very positive impact on children’s lives. It teaches them ways to feel good about themselves mentally and physically, with nobody judging them or demanding anything of them. If you've ever experienced a yoga class you'll know how good it feels to stretch your muscles; to breathe deeply; to only think about your body and how you’re feeling; to lie on your yoga mat and listen to soft relaxing music and not have to think about anything. I’m sure you will also know how important these few simple things are and these are the basis of yoga in school.

My yoga classes aid students in many ways including developing strong posture and core muscles. Students are assisted to recognise their emotions and develop tools to deal with them. Pupils learn techniques to focus their mind, helping to improve concentration. Children become braver, feeling stronger and more confident through simple guided postures like the warrior pose and release built up uncomfortable emotion by practicing the volcano pose. Students learn the way to become friends with their minds and bodies.

The aims of the Irish curriculum: To ensure that all children are provided with learning opportunities that recognise and celebrate their uniqueness, develop their full potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The curriculum aims to foster the development of key skills in communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, inquiry, investigation and analysis, and social and personal awareness and interaction. Yoga by its nature, supports this learning. (www.schooldays.ie)

Yoga In Schools Cora McEvoy

Yoga In Schools

Yoga In Schools Cora McEvoy