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Classroom yoga breaks : brief exercises to create calm / Louise Goldberg.

Author/creator Goldberg, Louise, 1950- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : W.W Norton & Company, [2017]
Descriptionxviii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Series Norton books in education
Norton books in education. ^A1066107
Contents Introduction -- What is Yoga? -- Meeting School Needs -- Neuroscience Meets Yoga -- Principles of Creative Relaxation Yoga -- BREATHE FIRST Yoga and Mindfulness Curriculum A Creative Relaxation program for Social and Emotional Learning
Abstract Stress is everywhere in kids' lives and impacts their well-being at home and school. Exercise is known to reduce stress, yet students have never been more sedentary. And teachers have little time to add yet something else into the school day. Enter Louise Goldberg and Classroom Yoga Breaks. In this essential book, readers will find a comprehensive guide to incorporating short yoga breaks into their classrooms. Teachers will learn how to promote movement, learning readiness, attention skills, cooperative community, and self-regulation all in just a few minutes a day. Goldberg's evidence-based principles of Creative Relaxation creating a peaceful environment where students feel safe, engaged, successful, and independent, promoting empathy and mutual respect lead the way toward successful use of yoga in the classroom. The book includes a step-by-step curriculum for integrating yoga breaks into the classroom and over 200 illustrated exercises enough to incorporate one every day of the school year. Twelve units are arranged by theme, with lessons consisting of one- to five-minute exercises, that can be done from the seat or standing. Each unit includes topics for discussion or writing, movement, breathing exercises, focusing activities, relaxation techniques, mindful practices, and self-calming skills. Yoga is a complement to social and emotional learning, mindfulness training, and physical education. It can help address bullying behaviors, students with autism and special needs, and promote overall resilience and executive function. With this book in hand, readers can integrate these fun, relaxing, and healthy breaks into the daily lives of their students and themselves. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2016015309
ISBN9780393710953 hardcover
ISBN0393710955 hardcover

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