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Tools for Self-regulation

on February 18, 2015

 

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Sometimes we get raised eyebrows and our colleagues are skeptical.  We hear, “yoga is all well and good, BUT…”.  Is it because yoga doesn’t look like “therapy”?  Self-Regulation is an essential life skill and self-regulation is what we see as the primary benefit of our yoga time.  Yoga helps to stabilize emotions, manage stress, sustain focus, and increase peer connections.

 

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The practice of yoga has helped our students become more self-aware.  Most of them can verbalize how yoga supports the regulation of thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

Check out http://www.gozen.com for fun mindfulness and anxiety relief exercises.  Here is a link for alternate nostril breathing A Mindful Minute: A Funny-Looking, But Powerful, Breathing Exercise for Kids | GoZen!

While we are snowed in and probably struggling to self-regulate, try some yoga!

Best,

Robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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