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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Junior Iona Xia stands in the tree pose.

Teachers implement mental health practices in classrooms

Angela Zhang January 24, 2022
Examining how teachers directly promote self care
Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Sophia Chen, Staff Writer October 30, 2019
Looking into the creation of the self-care initiative and thoughts from Tranquil Tuesday volunteers and participants
Getting tingles

Getting tingles

Claire Chang and Collin Qian October 26, 2018

Meditation in the classroom

Meditation in the classroom

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Flora Peng October 22, 2018

Meditation is often associated with a sense of peace, accompanied by the image of a levitating figure with their legs crossed and index finger and thumb gently touching. When placed in the context of a...

English teacher Matt Brashear’s Mythology and Folklore students participate in the newly introduced breathing exercise on May 2. Faculty hopes that the pilot week will reveal positive results as students evaluate the merits of meditation as a form of stress relief. Photo by Ambika Dubey.

Faculty pilots ‘Take 10 Deep Breaths’ activity

Yashashree Pisolkar May 5, 2014

Teachers encourage students to participate in breathing exercise during the week of April 27 to promote stress management.   “Try to sit up straight as you do this,” English teacher...

Only the asynchronous tick of clocks can be heard as Student Advocate Richard Prinz meditates in his chair on Sept. 28. Photo by Bryan Wang.

Meditation: a misunderstood practice

Bryan Wang October 21, 2012

The word “meditation“ brings to mind enlightenment, inner peace and Buddhism. Many see it as a practice far removed from everyday life, to be practiced by religious zealots living in secluded locales. “I...

Meditation: the stress medication

Meditation: the stress medication

Catherine September 23, 2012

Meditation Video from El Estoque on Vimeo. On Sept. 13, three students experienced meditation for the first time with the help of MVHS’ Student Advocate, Richard Prinz, who has been interested...

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