Presentation on theme: "Guggenheim Elementary School March, 2012. YOGA for kids The Physical Education Department at Guggenheim Elementary School is pleased to introduce the."— Presentation transcript:
YOGA for kids The Physical Education Department at Guggenheim Elementary School is pleased to introduce the students to our first Yoga unit. Yoga preaches relaxation and rejuvenation and seeks to balance all aspects of the mind, body and personality. The lessons will offer instruction and insight into the spiritual, mental and physical areas of life. This will be a new activity for most students. It is our goal that they all experience an enjoyment of Yoga and an appreciation of all the benefits that come with it.
Benefits of Yoga Strength, flexibility and balance Concentration, focus and attention Relaxed body and mind, reduced stress and anxiety Inner strength and body awareness Confidence and self-esteem Creativity and imagination Awareness of breath Feeling of well-being and respect for others
What the students will learn…. Poses Warrior I Warrior II Tree Airplane Plank Boat Cat Dog Cobra
What the students will learn…. Breathing Bear Breath Bunny Breath Snake Breath Elephant Breath Bumblebee Breath
What the students will learn…. Yoga games Yoga Freeze Tag “Yogi Says” Red Light, Green Light Musical Mats Partner Poses Cooperative Yoga Games
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our “Yoga For Kids” unit. Mrs. Brandy Miller Physical Education Teacher Mr. Rich Migliettta Physical Education Teacher Mr. David Schildkraut Student Teacher - Physical Education