In Living and Learning over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on being healthy. We have one lots of activities to help us to he physically fit and this last week we have concentrated on our mental health. We need a healthy mind as well as a healthy body so that we are in the right place to learn and be happy in life. We have tried lots of different ways to take time to be calm, to relax, to breathe.
Breathing deeply is a really good way of calming yourself. Blowing bubbles can focus us on our breathing.
We really enjoyed the laughing yoga that we tried. We did a variety of controlled giggles, little laughs and belly laughs. Laughter is proven to have a positive effect on our brains!
Listening to calm, meditative music can be really beneficial. In the track that we listened to, we imagined ourselves in our own magical treehouse. Many children said how much they enjoyed these activities!
Over this Christmastime, in and around all the frantic activities we do, why not find time to try some of these great mindfulness activities. There are lots to be found easily online. Have a happy and healthy Christmas!