Viking Yoga is a new afterschool club for students at
William Annin Middle School. A growing body of evidence suggests that
mindfulness practice could be beneficial to teens, helping them cultivate
empathy, as well as skills for concentration and impulse control.
Mindfulness can help adolescents navigate the challenges of adolescence.
Middle school students will be introduced to the practice of mindfulness,
or purposeful, nonjudgmental awareness and showed the value of slowing down,
disconnecting from their digital devices and simply breathing.
Over an 8-week period, participants will be introduced
to mindfulness strategies and yoga postures.
Everyone can benefit from incorporating mindfulness
practice into their busy lives, especially teenagers. The goal for
participants of Viking Yoga is to begin a digital detox and to incorporate
mindfulness into their daily lives.
For more information on Viking Yoga, please contact
Christine Flanagan at Cflanagan@bernardsboe.com.
The MA is administered by The Bernards Township Health Department
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