Yoga and Mindfulness

At Highshore, we are very serious about health and well-being. Pupils have weekly Yoga and Mindfulness lessons which help to improve physical and mental health. We want everyone to benefit from improved physical and mental health, so this section of the website will give you hints, tips and videos on how to keep your mind and body fit and strong!

Mindfulness

 Highshore follows the MindUP™ programme. Students learn about the different parts of their brain and how it works as well and practicing daily routines such as the guided “Brain Break” breathing exercise or ‘Chime time’.

Students use their skills to help focus on the breath, mindful listening skills and mindful moving. Research shows that by using these mindful strategies it will drive pupils’ positive behaviour, improves learning and increases empathy, optimism and compassion.

Here is a short video of 7L practicing their ‘Chime Time’

Yoga

Every class at Highshore takes part in yoga lessons. Pupils learn about different poses and how to safely transition between them. Through these activities pupils are developing core strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.

Each lesson will incorporate different breathing techniques to strengthen, energise and calm the nervous system.

Staff get involved too and take part in a Mindful Minute breathing exercise every Wednesday morning for #WellbeingWednesday 

Choose a tab below and watch one of  the videos or click the ‘Scripts’ tab to download a PDF to read later.

Mindful Minutes

Take a minute for yourself and watch one of our Mindful Minute videos

Body Scan

Beginners Breath

Awareness of Thought

Chime Time

Emergency Calm

Shoulder Shrug

Scripts

Click the images below to download a PDF

Beginners Breath

Beginners Breath

Body Scan

Body Scan

Emergency Calm

Emergency Calm

Shoulder Shrug

Shoulder Shrug

Awareness of Thoughts

Awareness of Thoughts

For more information on Mind Up please click here MindUPslim