Feeding your Soul:
Below are 4 resources and strategies that you can use in a classroom or as your own personal practice to enhance your holistic living experience.
Ashtanga Yoga Mindfullness
Ashtanga Yoga is the kind of yoga I fell in love with over 10 years ago in Montreal. I began practicing everyday and noticed my demeanour to be calmer and more in tune to my body as a whole.
Ashtanga Yoga s a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
More Info and Poses can be found: http://www.ashtanga.com
T o be Mindful is to live in the present moment. It is the intentional focus of bringing focus and attention to the mind, body and soul.
Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut
A recent article on the Mindful website explains "THE GUT FEELING." The link from our gut ( what we eat and feel) is highly linked to the mind.
Promoting Social and Emotional Competence Through Mindfulness
Research Round-Up: Mindfulness in Schools
Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques in Education™ SMART in Education is an evidenced-based personal renewal program designed especially for educators working in K-12 settings.
Key topics in the course include: Concentration, attention and mindfulness Understanding and regulation of emotions Empathy, compassion and forgiveness.
This Program is great for teachers who would like to incorporate mindful and emotional regulation techniques in to their classes.
A video Explanation can be found at:
Mind Up Program- The Hawn Foundation
MindUP™ is a research-based training program for educators and children. This program is composed of 15 lessons based in neuroscience. Students learn to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success. MindUP™ lessons align with all state standards including Common Core and support improved academic performance while enhancing perspective taking, empathy and kindness as well as fostering complex problem solving skills.