Yoga for Secondary School

The Key to Relaxation and Tranquil Minds for Teens

26/10/2020

The Mental Health Foundation states that 20% of adolescents may experience mental health problems in any given year, 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14, and 75% by age 24.

These shocking statistics demonstrate that today’s teenagers and young adults are a vulnerable group, who are continuously put under pressure daily – from changing hormones, social media, heavy timetables to the pressures of exams, and preparing for their future.  We know exercise is good for the mind as well as the body, but the practice of yoga takes the beauty of mindfulness and relaxation to another level and can be a fundamental tool inside and outside of school hours.

Whether you are a yoga expert or have no experience, what so ever, Maudesport has created a FREE yoga lesson plan that will help you plan the perfect session for your students, suited to your audience and to your busy schedules. As well as building yoga into termly lessons, we believe yoga is a great opportunity to offer after school or even before school to set students up for their day, particularly those who are revising or preparing for exams.

Benefits of teaching yoga in your school…

  • Improves physical health including co-ordination, strength, flexibility, and balance.
  • Reduces stress of exams, adolescence, and daily challenges.
  • Enhances and encourages optimism inside and outside of school and their outlook on the future.
  • Helps manage anxiety and can build a sense of hopefulness.
  • Can improve behaviour and school performance – this is proven with ADHD students.
  • Encourages discipline and increases patience – skills carried into their adult life, way beyond school.

Everything you need to get started from Maudesport…

Making Yoga a Little More Challenging

Fitness Mad Resistance Bands

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Colourful Ribbons to add a Little Colour to Your Lessons

6 Colour Ribbon Set

Looking for Primary resources?
Check out our Primary Yoga Lesson Plan

Introducing Yoga into Primary school brings something new to your PE lessons and will encourage the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation to your students at the same time.

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