Mindfulness practices such as deep breathing, meditation and yoga are incorporated into classrooms and schools all over the world. Jelena Obradović, an associate professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education and director of the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids Lab shares, “our findings showed that guiding a group of children through one minute of a slow-paced breathing exercise in an everyday setting can, in the moment, significantly lower the average level of physiological arousal." With everything going on in the world and in schools today, we're noticing that children's stress level is higher than ever. Students need support and guidance with coping strategies and it's our job as educators to provide these tools for them.
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