Here in Cleveland, we know that warmer, sunnier days may still be weeks away even though we have “sprung forward”. Despite the longer, lighter days, our chilly mornings and grey skies feel more like winter than spring. This can leave our students (and teachers) feeling tired, grumpy and less than motivated. Yoga and mindfulness practices are often thought of as tools to elicit calm, and release tension. However, yoga is also a wonderful way to wake up and energize the body and to promote an alert and present state of mind, ripe for learning.
Check out this quick, energizing yoga sequence that you and your students can try right in the classroom, anytime you need a mood boost or reset.
(you can search for the video as well)
For other great yoga and mindfulness tips for your classroom and home, visit www.ZENworksYoga.com. ZENworks Yoga Online has more than 200 yoga and mindfulness videos; subscriptions start at just $9/month or $50/year.
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