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Yoga teacher helps children relax during the pandemic

May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Yoga instructor Joy Rush teaches kindergartners and first graders all about mindfulness. Those skills are always important, but even more so now that the COVID-19 pandemic turned many lives upside down.

-- Yoga instructor Joy Rush teaches kindergartners and first graders at Thales Academy in Richmond all about mindfulness. "It's so much fun.

They get an opportunity to learn how yoga can be fun and also how it can teach them how to breathe and to self-regulate," she said. Those skills are always important, but even more so now that the COVID-19 pandemic turned many lives upside down.

Students find it can improve both their physical and mental health. Joy's been practicing yoga with little people for about four years.

The obstacle forced her to get creative. Earlier this month, she released a yoga book for children. "The book isn't necessarily just a book that has a story.

She's still finding her footing after being knocked off balance by the pandemic but said she maintained her joy by helping children find their peace. "It's huge for me to teach a class, have them one on one, and be able for them to understand how to do this when they go home," she said.

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