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Exercise 8 from Yoga Mindfulness Book
Tools: No prompts needed
Studies have shown that teaching kids mindfulness practices can build attentiveness in school, respect for fellow classmates, self-control, and empathy, all while reducing stress, hyperactive behavior, ADHD symptoms, and depression.
In addition, grades are shown to improve for students who participate in mindfulness programs.
Try to find a pose that’s equally comfortable for you and your child. It can be sitting with your legs crossed, lying down on the floor, sitting in a chair, or whatever is most comfortable.
Ask your child to relax their body and begin to breathe deeply and slowly through their nose. Begin by modeling the breathing for them, then close your eyes and ask them to visualize their favorite animal and describe it in as much detail as possible.
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