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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 stereotypically obnoxious high school classroom, there is an evident clash. Yet for the past ...

Faculty pilots ‘Take 10 Deep Breaths’ activity

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.

Yashashree Pisolkar

May 5, 2014

Teachers encourage students to participate in breathing exercise during the week of April 27 to promote stress management. Read More »...

Meditation: a misunderstood practice

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.

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 get this one a lot — eyes rolled back and you put your fingers like this — maybe you levitate off the ground,” Student Advocate R...

Meditation: the stress medication

Meditation: the stress medication


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 in meditation since studying psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Prinz believes that...