Yoga & Meditation Boosts Kids Grades in School
The sessions are just one hour and include some beginner kids yoga poses and some breathwork. Dave Read, who teaches the yoga and meditation session, says:
"'The workshops are about emotional literacy and getting pupils to make contact with their feelings. The response from the children has been phenomenal. They say they have never felt so relaxed and they want more sessions. I teach the children visualisation and breathing techniques. And I train the teachers so they can continue the work -- even if it is just for a few minutes each day."
Another teacher, Helen Reeder, said the sessions have made a big difference:
"It is supposed to be calming for them and we have seen a difference in the classroom. Thirty of our children take part in sessions each week and really enjoy it. The boys enjoy it as much as the girls."