Meditative Movements: Mind Body Exercise Program
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Meditative Movement™ Educator Teacher Training

Youth Moving

Are you looking for simple activities that your students can perform during the day to help them manage their energy? Meditative Movements™ gives students a quick way to express their emotions in ways that do not harm themselves or others. You can teach these movements to your students anytime throughout the day to release tension and get them calm again.

Here are some benefits of practicing Meditative Movements™ during the school day:

  1. Practice self regulation in healthy ways
  2. Increases awareness physical/mental energy
  3. Imprints positive affirmation message into their mind/body
  4. Exercises their physical body
  5. Redirects their thought patterns
  6. Improves communication skills
Kids Kinship Feedback

"I thought the program was fun. The I Am Strong Meditative Movement™ is my favorite. Thank you for offering this class." Jakkan

"The students at Prosperity Heights Elementary really enjoyed Ellie's workout. They liked the I Am Healthy Meditative Movement™ and I Am Strong Meditative Movement™ the best. It was fun to educate the students on the power of affirmations. As a reminder the word affirmation is on our Word Wall in the gym." Wally Grant P.E. Teacher (MN Elem. P. E. Teacher of the Year 1995)

"This was a great addition to my aerobics and conditioning class! All of my students had very positive feedback and the affirmations helped them realize the importance of saying positive things to themselves on a regular basis! Ellie's passion for this type of aerobics was definitely shown and was contagious! She did a wonderful job and I really hope to have her back to share her talent with my future students!" Kelly Harris, High School Health and Physical Education Teacher

University of Minnesota Research Project

The University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy Department conducted Effects of Meditative Movements™ for Persons with Chronic Health Conditions research study from June to Sept, 2016 at Pathways, Mpls.

Chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.

The prevention and management of chronic health conditions is a major challenge for the current health care system. There is growing evidence that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have beneficial effects for managing the many symptoms of chronic health conditions. Use of CAM to improve health and well-being has increased over the years (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007). American adults are most likely to use CAM for problems such as stress, fatigue, and pain.

The feasibility research study concluded that Meditative Movements™ may be effective in reducing anxiety, depression, and fatigue, while improving emotional well-being and functional well-being for persons with chronic health conditions. The findings suggest that Meditative Movements™ may be used as an alternative and complementary therapy or rehabilitation program for persons with chronic health conditions.

When asked what was most beneficial, participants responded.

  • More calm
  • Better sleep
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Feel more positive about self, less negative attitude
  • Affirmations are meaningful and valuable
  • Feel more centered
  • More confidence and faith in the future
  • Breathing more correctly, more energy
  • Improved self esteem, more courageous
  • Less tired
  • Affirmations helped improve self-acceptance
  • Movements have reduced chronic pain

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