STRIPES Time - 3 Easy Steps!

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In just 5-15 minutes, this easy 3- step process quickly relaxes and focuses students.

Breathing is an essential component of every STRIPES movement.

Step One | STRIPES Yoga | Richardson, TX

#1 Butterfly Breath

Step #1 – One Minute of Deep Breathing

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This step establishes the mind/body connection:
How you breathe is how you live!

Deep, slow breathing helps students put the brakes on and slow down. Like a breath of fresh air, this easy breathing method creates clarity and calmness and can lead to a more positive attitude.  Children are more likely to make a rational decision, with increased concentration and focus.  The brain gets a boost and so will your children!

Step Two | STRIPES Yoga | Richardson, TX

#2 Movement

 

Step #2 – 3-15 Minutes of Simple Movements

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Systematic, simple movements can have a powerful, subtle influence on the central nervous system and will help to stimulate the two hemispheres of the brain.  This step is simple and fun with no competition, unlike many team sports.  Movements, such as crossing over the midline of the body, are meant to cultivate the perfect mental state for listening and learning, therefore making your students “learning ready”.

Step Three | STRIPES Yoga | Richardson, TX

#3 Mindful Sitting

Step #3 – One Minute of Mindful Sitting

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This important step will teach children how to practice mindful sitting.  It helps students relax, quiets their mind and helps them understand what is going on in and around their body.  This leads them to the perfect state for focusing on the task at hand and leaves them with a sense of inner calm.