How Yoga Ed. Benefits Students From Pre-K to Grade 12

 

You only need ten minutes of yoga a day to experience the benefits for you and your students. Discover how yoga can transform your classroom.

 
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Motor Skills

Students develop gross and fine motor skills, as well as greater physical control, coordination, and spatial awareness through music, movement, and play.

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Self-Awareness

Yoga supports students in observing and acknowledging their feelings, emotions and opinions, and encourages them to communicate them respectfully.

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Self-Direction

Students engage in active exploration during yoga class and take responsibility for their own actions.

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Creative Play

Younger students engage their curiosity and imagination through yoga stories, games, and visualizations.

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Language and Communication

Students follow clear directions as they move through yoga postures and follow verbal cues.

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Self-Regulation

Students begin to explore their emotions and bodily sensations as they move through yoga poses and interact with their peers, and learn to use breath and movement as a way to process and manage their thoughts and feelings.

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Executive Function

Interactive lesson plans get students interested in how things work and challenges them to use logic and critical thinking to solve problems.

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Academic Outcomes

Yoga engages students in the learning process, improving their focus, encouraging them to think critically and creatively, and helping them integrate learning across subjects.

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Self-Image

Yoga helps to plant the seeds for positive self-image and high self-esteem, encouraging students to have self-compassion and promoting non-judgement.

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Resiliency

Yoga helps students navigate their emotions and develop the self-assurance and positive attitude to face adversity with confidence.

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Mental Health

Yoga gives students the tools they need to mitigate their stress and anxiety, allowing them to sleep better, live happier, and thrive in school.

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Peer Relationships

Yoga cultivates a culture of non-judgment, increasing positive social experiences and feelings of social connectivity between peers, while reducing bullying behaviors.

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Self-Efficacy

Yoga gives students confidence in their ability to handle whatever life throws at them, from their own emotions and behavior to their larger social context, helping them to be college and career ready.

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Decision Making

Yoga improves cognitive function, increasing the ability for students to think critically and make informed, rational decisions before they jump into action.

 

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