Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think
In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’.
Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds
A new study provides compelling evidence that different forms of meditation can change the brain in measurable ways.
Move over, 'sit still'! Why kids need to move in school - CNN
More teachers are incorporating movement into the school day, especially as research shows that it can benefit school performance and behavior in the classroom.
Yoga for Children and Young People's Mental Health and Well-Being: Research Review and Reflections on the Mental Health Potentials of Yoga - PubMed
This article discusses yoga as a potential tool for children to deal with stress and regulate themselves. Yoga provides training of mind and body to bring emotional balance. We argue that children and young people need such tools to listen inward to their bodies, feelings, and ideas. Yoga may assist …
Mindfulness Training for Teens Fails Important Test
A large trial in schools showed no evidence of benefits, and hints it could even cause problems
What We Can Learn from the Encinitas School Yoga Lawsuit: New Study Summary
What We Can Learn from the Encinitas School Yoga Lawsuit: New Study Summary - 5 key takeaways for teaching yoga in schools, yoga and religion debate
Mindfulness Is Good for Your Heart—and Your Waistline
Two new studies suggest that mindful people have a lower risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.
What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?
As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now - their heaviness.
Enhancing cognitive and social-emotional development through a simple-to-administer mindfulness-based school program for elementary school children: a randomized controlled trial - PubMed
The authors hypothesized that a social and emotional learning (SEL) program involving mindfulness and caring for others, designed for elementary school students, would enhance cognitive control, reduce stress, promote well-being and prosociality, and produce positive school outcomes. To test this hy …
Enhancing Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation Via Mindful Yoga
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based yoga intervention in promoting self-regulation among preschool children (3–5 years old). Twenty-nine children (16 intervention and 13 control) participated in the yearlong study that used a quasi experimental pretest/posttest treatment and control design. The mindful yoga intervention was implemented regularly by the classroom teacher for the treatment group. Treatment and control participants completed evaluations that assessed…
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