Students at Parkway Elementary School in the East Meadow School District participated in yoga sessions with instructor Donna Coogan throughout the week of Oct. 1. The sessions presented opportunities for students to experience lessons in breathing exercises along with introductory yoga poses.
Coogan welcomed two classes at a time during 45-minute sessions throughout three days. Students were taught yoga techniques such as the cobra, cat, downward facing dog and child’s pose as they learned how to stretch while focusing on mindfulness.
Many of the students were excited to welcome Coogan back after being introduced to the benefits of yoga last April. The groups were reminded of how yoga can help in school, sports and many other areas of their lives by keeping calm and centered.