Since January of this year I have been making a conscious effort to include at least 30 minutes a day of mindfulness meditation. Along with that at the suggestion of my daughter I began taking Yoga. Within the first month of this mindfulness practices I noticed that circulation in my feet improved. Since beginning the Yoga practice nearly three months ago I’ve noted improvements in concentration and overall stress reduction in my life. Along with the mindfulness and Yoga practice I’ve been reading many books on the subject. Some of these books have been written by teachers who have incorporated Yoga and mindfulness into their classrooms. In all cases these teachers have claimed that both practices reduced student hyperactivity, improved focus and in most cases improved test scores. I began to introduce some of my own students to a brief Yoga opener at the beginning of one of my classes. I noted that one of the most troublesome students not only liked the practice but became more focused and less combative in class. This "Simple Yoga Exercise to Build Brain Power," fits within those observations. I hope that it invites you to explore and perhaps consider the place of Yoga and Mindfulness in today’s classrooms.
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