Welcome to our next #TeacherFeatureFriday. This year we would like to take each Friday to introduce you to the different members of our staff. Today, we are introducing one of our Third Grade...
“Yoga is a series of stretches and poses that you do with breathing techniques. It offers the powerful benefits of exercise. Since yoga is gentle, almost anyone can do it, regardless of their age or fitness level.
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline from India. It was developed as a practice to unite the mind and body. There are many branches of yoga. All yoga styles can help balance your body, [and] mind…but they achieve it in various ways.
Some yoga styles are intense and vigorous. Others are relaxing and meditative. No matter which type you choose, yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax.
Yoga can make you stronger and more flexible. It is a great way to stay limber and energetic. You’ll also feel more focused and alert. Yoga can help you feel great and function better in your daily life.” – University of Rochester Medical Center.
In PE, students focus on yoga and mindfulness for the first half of the month. Time is spent working through poses, stretching and strengthening muscles, practicing breathing techniques, and having a few moments to relax, tune out everything around them, and be mindful.
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