Wildmind Meditation News
Apr 12, 2011
Mail Online: Council’s wellbeing consultant insists classes are ‘not just some hippy idea’ and aid concentration.
Lying down in a circle may seem like a rather unusual way to run a lesson, but teachers say meditation and yoga has helped hundreds of primary school pupils to improve their grades.
The nine to 11-year-olds are taught to ‘channel their energy’ once a week in a class that focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques
During the one hour sessions pupils from across Essex are also taught a series of beginner yoga positions designed to improve their mental health and well-being.
Teachers involved in the trial scheme have reported significant improvements in the concentration and grades of their pupils as a result of the classes.
Dave Read, 52, …