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This week in wellness news, getting and maintaining the attention of students is a core area of struggle in many classrooms. Students are continuously told to pay attention, but who teaches them how to pay attention?

Read that and these other great stories yoga, health & wellness stories from around the web.

  • Mindfulness in the Classroom: With rising numbers of children experiencing toxic stress because of their home environments, social lives, or school environments, mindfulness is an inexpensive and efficient tool that may provide lifelong coping skills and decrease mental health symptoms. “In addition to all of this, when we teach students strategies to tune into the present moment and pay attention to their thoughts and bodies, we are creating a space for students to respond rather than react,” Seveland said. “When kids have the strategies to slow down and bring their awareness to how they are feeling, they are then able to make purposeful choices on how to respond to situations.”
  • Meditation Can Benefit ALS Patients: “An eight-week mindfulness-based meditation program led to improved quality of life and psychological well-being in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to new research.”
  • Meditation and Reflection Reboot our Hectic Lives: “If we want to live full, meaningful, productive and effective lives, we need time for worship and rest.  We need to “reboot” physically, emotionally and spiritually.  We are made in such a way that we have to power down if we want to power up. This means turning off the TV, disconnecting from social media and taking a deep breath. We need to listen the laughter of children, to birds singing, the wind in the trees, waves lapping on the shore and listening to God.  Meditations in the Psalms and the Sermon on the Mount help me most.”
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