What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a practice of present-time awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and one’s surrounding environment.
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
An increasing number of academic studies have proven the potential benefits of mindfulness practices for kids’ physical health, psychological well-being, social skills, academic performance, and more.
With that in mind, Bee You Yoga decided to lovingly create the Mindful Bee program for kids, ages 8 +.
Mindful Bee is based on the Mindful Schools research-based curriculum, which has been shared with more than 200,000 children and adolescents in 48 states and 43 countries. It offers simple, effective mindfulness practices that can be integrated into the everyday and adapted for diverse environments.
In the Mindful Bee program, students will be introduced to different concepts, feelings, and experiences like: body awareness, generosity, sending kind thoughts, treating others with care on playground, and a myriad of mindfulness based practices including breathing, listening, movement, walking, eating, thinking, and test-taking.
What are the benefits?! Here are some of our favorites:
- Better focus and concentration
- Greater sense of community
- Increased sense of calm
- Decreased stress & anxiety
- Enhanced physical health
- Improved impulse control
- Increased self-awareness
- Skillful responses to difficult emotions
- Increased empathy and understanding of others
- Development of natural conflict resolution skills
The program is currently running at Bee You, with a few dates left for Winter 2019. Reach out to Maura Bradley for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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