School introduces yoga to combat exam stress

June 09 2015

Students from Chipping Sodbury School have been offered the opportunity to try a more unconventional way of preparing for their exams.

 

Students from Chipping Sodbury School have been offered the opportunity to try a more unconventional way of preparing for their exams.
Year 12 and 13’s have had the opportunity to participate in a series of yoga lesson specifi cally designed to help them manage exam nerves and mentally prepare for successful exam results. With exam season in full swing, it is a particularly stressful time for young people, parents and teachers, which adds extra pressure on the already demanding school day. Students have participated in fl owing yoga postures, stress- busting breathing techniques and deep relaxation that are aimed to help release stress and tension in the body and mind, leaving the students feeling relaxed and motivated. Local yoga teacher, Nazama Tague, from Yoga-in volunteered her time to teach the students. Nazama said “The physical benefi ts of yoga are well-known, but yoga also has educational benefi ts like improving ability to concentrate, building selfconfi dence and learning to switch off and relax”. Nazama also added “It was a pleasure being able to share my knowledge with the students & giving them a toolkit of techniques that will help them achieve their best during exams”