After completing stretching and balancing poses, we all sit on our mats and breath deeply. Focusing on the breath directs attention and promotes relaxation, providing the kids a simple and accessible tool to reduce anxiety. We select a place to go in our imagination, then relax on our mats and have a peaceful rest.
The kids say their “Yoga Nap” is the part of class they like best. I watch the most fidgety child roll up in his mat like a yoga burrito and finally become still. I breathe deeply myself, knowing I’m making a difference.