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ERIC Number: EJ1149669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Harvesting Harmony: Mindfulness in Physical Education
Mulhearn, Shannon C.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Lorenz, Kent A.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v88 n6 p44-50 2017
Mindfulness practices are gaining popularity in the United States as a way to become more aware of the present moment. Practicing these skills has been shown to benefit children and adults in many areas, including self-knowledge, self-control and communication. Including mindful practices in a physical education setting has the potential to increase skill performance, decrease behavioral issues, and increase kinesthetic awareness. This article explores evidence related to the benefits for K-12 students and highlights simple ways to include mindful breathing and movement into physical education classes. Suggestions are also included for implementing a school-wide effort to increase the mindful engagement of students, staff and faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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