During our morning gross motor period, we are actively engaging our bodies through yoga and dance. Yoga and dance both enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Both help improve concentration, instill a sense of calm, and create a deeper connection to one’s inner-self and the world around them. We also are practicing other deep breathing techniques to help with self regulation in order to them to be mindful of how they are feeling. It is even scientifically proven to enhance and increase neural connections in the areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Look at how much fun we are having!