Some research suggests that six to eight weekly sessions or approximately 20 hours of yoga class time may help school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) (6).
“Keep the room at least as tidy as you found it. Especially if you plan on going to that school regularly, you don’t want to be known as the messy sub!” —Megan F.
Benefits: Utkatasana helps the muscles of the arms, legs, and also the heart and the diaphragm. How to:
“Don’t be a pushover. Assert your authority early. You can always become a little more lax later, but they need to know they are not going to get away with stuff while you are there.” —Jillian E.
“I have a list of teachers I won’t sub for because no matter what, they always seem to have ‘that’ class. In other words, not very good behavior management which means subbing for them is a nightmare.” —Eric D.
The magnesium and potassium in bananas help regulate blood pressure and promote sleep. Therefore, if you find it difficult to fall asleep on the plane, you can eat a couple of bananas.
Benefits: This yoga pose helps in stretching and strengthening the hamstring muscles. How to:
“Have a backup plan if possible. My plan was Boggle. It’s educational and quick to put on the board. It can be played as a whole class, teams, or small groups.” —Katie W. Check out our favorite educational games for the classroom!
“NEVER let students take anything off the teacher’s desk unless you know from the teacher what he or she allows, and ALWAYS leave a note for the classroom teacher!” —Laura R.
Adolescence is a time when children might experience low self-confidence, body image issues, and low self-esteem. Yoga is rooted in the principle of non-judgment. Regular yoga practice may make a teen more self-accepting by letting them connect with their inner self.