I am impressed that these 11 and 12 year olds experience so much positive value in mindful breathing to relieve stress and anger. Its wonderful, in this society that aspires to keep the the mind busy and entertained constantly.
As an experiential psychotherapist, I know what neuroscience tells us these days: that emotions are a the body's ways of self repair and self regulation. Anger and sadness, as well as joy and love, are natural processes and need room to move quickly into and through us. Mindful attention to our own emotions means that we can experience, and learn the information being offered by our bodies, and make healthy choices about how we will respond. My three year old granddaughter, who has taken mindful yoga already, knows how to locate emotions in her body, and is learning how to regulate and use her emotions. Such a wonderful trend in healthy education for young people!
Mindfulness should be taught as early as possible so our children can make it a lifestyle that will benefit them their entire life. Learning this concept as adults is much harder to accomplish, but thankfully still possible. If more people were mindful imagine how the world would be.
Inspired by the artwork!!!! It shows the heart work!!!!
This should be inculcated in all schools and made part of the curriculum. Thanks for hosting this video....I showed this to my 7th grader daughter and hoping it helps her...and many others...!!! thank you!
Wonderful! All public schools should be incorporating mindfulness into there ongoing curriculum!
what an important tool for these students. They can use it for life... awesome
Towanda M. Allen
Love your video, we share them on our International Holistic Leadership Workshop page on Facebook. What I don't get, is how these kids at this such a young age become angry and stressed so quick? Parent's you have work to do and stay blessed!
I am so excited that this is being taught to children!! Wonderful that they are being given something that they can grasp, practice, change their lives. What a great foundation for them to build on. I'm 74 years old and didn't learn this until I was in my forties.
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very inspirational and effective video