Sag Harbor Elementary Students Explore Mindfulness

In Heidi Wilson’s Media Center class at Sag Harbor Elementary, students in grades 1-5 have just finished up a unit on mindfulness. The students discussed what mindfulness is and its effect on learning, performance, and mental health.

Using visualization, meditation practices, and lessons on breath work, the students put what they’ve learned into action. Together the students learned about the body’s 3-part nervous systems and even embarked on some beginner yoga poses for a holistic approach to education and movement that can be practiced in and outside of school.