We explore one of the most widely used phrases of the past couple of weeks, social distancing. What does it mean? Is it important? Should we care? These kids will explain!
We also give you 6 tips on how to navigate this unique period we are all facing.
***UPDATE: At the time of filming, 3 feet (1 metre) was the recommended distance for Social Distancing. It has since been updated to 6 feet (2 metres) .***
Vocabulary chunks to learn from video
Should we abide by it
Minimizing the contact we have with other people
Reduce the spread of the virus
The intent behind social distancing is to slow the rate of the epidemic
To flatten the curve
It will help the health care system
Overcrowding our hospitals
Get control of the virus
Professional sporting events are being suspended for a period of time
We are being asked to socially distance ourselves from other people
It can save thousands of lives today
You are doing your part
Help flatten the curve Use this time to explore, discover and create
6 Simple tips
Wash your hands often
Cover your cough
Don’t touch your face
Stay at least 2 metres away from people
Get outside – Avoid close contact with people in public
Connect remotely, thanks to technology you can still interact with them remotely
But what exactly makes this style of yoga unique? Here are some of the benefits a restorative yoga practice has to offer.
Slows Down the Pace of Life
Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.
Soothing to the Nervous System
The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.
Restorative yoga could just as easily be called “mindful yoga” due to the expanded awareness of self and body that comes through the practice. Slower movements cultivate space for a deeper experience of the poses and the breath. Awareness of the physical sensations, the thoughts or emotions that arise, or sounds in the environment, can all take on a much more profound significance in the depth of the restorative practice. Simply put, you’re able to notice and feel more of the world through your yoga experience. READ MORE
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
• Calm down and relax
• Get back into learning
• All the things I had to worry about
• Using our senses
• Mental wellbeing
• Go round the circle
• Breathe in and out
• I think the point of it is because..
• I’m not exactly sure