Debi has taught us how to control our breathing. It is important to get into rhythm with your mind and body and breathing helps this connection. By taking deep breaths this helped to reduce the stress and anxiety in the classroom to learn a new routine and be able to share it confidently in front of peers. It was really important that we focused on both inhaling and exhaling and took it slowly one movement at a time.
Not only were we learning yoga we also learnt the different dance terminology and what they meant to include these into our routine.
Yoga has helped us to focus on our breathing, especially in difficult situations. Learning to take deep breaths to cool down and control our emotions so we are calm and ready to discuss problems has become a lot more evident in Room 4. It has helped some students to regain focus when feeling frustrated at their work. By stopping taking a few breaths is sometimes all we need to regain focus and have another go at tackling the task at hand.