Sunday, July 10, 2016

A different kind of teaching #keepmoving #paragraphblogging

I don't know why but I always feel restless...
I guess I am that kind of a person who cannot settle. I just have to do something different all the time.
I hate routines...
Don't get me wrong. I love my job. I love all my jobs actually. And they are all teaching-related.
I used to work at a language school - swapped to private tutoring -->  online teaching --> spinning instructing at a gym -->  translating --> content creating --> teacher training --> yoga instructing...
Not a surprise actually...

Back when I did not have a steady job, I spent most of my days at the gym.
It's not like I'm super fit anymore, but still I love movement.
And yoga is something that helps me relax and concentrate anyway.
And you know what? This is something we teachers could use ourselves. Teaching can be stressful.
Knowing how to breathe and meditate can help keep a balance and concentration.
Every morning before I actually go to the office I start with light stretching and breathing (hatha yoga wonderful choice).

During a stressful situation I try wherever I am, even for 30 seconds. It helps....
Trying breathing and concentration techniques with your students could also help let some steam off and feel more relaxed after a stressful day at school.

For more info on Yoga benefits for students click over here.
My Interview by Shelly Terrel : Find your Zen


Marijana said...

Hi dear! I noticed I truly need to start excercising. And the first step was to buy some yoga rugs. The funny thing is that I still haven't used them, but am still lying down on the couch, stretching LOL, and my husband has even started teasing me saying: "Oh, is that a new yoga mode!?"
So, after reading your post I think it's about time I do something about it as I desperately need to get fit :) Hugs and keep inspiring!

Theodora Pap said...

I am glad you can relate my dear Marijana! I need to get back on track somehow myself!! Take care and enjoy your summer!