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The Yoga Calm Blog Year in Review, 2022

The Yoga Calm Blog Year in Review, 2022

Before another word, Happy New Year! We hope that 2023 brings you all the good things you seek - and carries us all closer to a future that is kinder, more compassionate, understanding, forgiving, and just. That hope in no way obliterates the tremendous amount of good...

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Mindfulness Principles: Community

Mindfulness Principles: Community

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been looking at the principles that we developed Yoga Calm around: Stillness, Listening, Grounding, Strength, and, now, finally, Community. But although it’s the last principle, Community is central to the practice as a whole. In...

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Mindfulness Principles: Strength

Mindfulness Principles: Strength

The first three Yoga Calm Principles covered in this series - Stillness, Listening, and Grounding - establish some basic tools for self-regulation. They also lay the foundation for the next Principle we’ll explore: Strength. Strength is more than just muscle power, of...

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Mindfulness Principles: Listening

Mindfulness Principles: Listening

Part 2 of a 5-part series. Read Part 1 here. I was having a very busy day, with a long list of students who still needed to be seen. It was Friday, and as a school counselor, I felt like I didn’t have much left to give. Fridays often felt that way. I was ready for a...

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Movement for Kids, Mindfulness for Teachers?

Movement for Kids, Mindfulness for Teachers?

Last month, a set of studies on school-based mindfulness dropped, inspiring a whole lot of headlines shouting that school-based mindfulness just doesn’t work. This very large, UK-based research project involved more than 28,000 students between the ages of 11 and 14,...

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