Stress Reduction with Meditative Breathing


        How is Meditative Breathing useful for Teens? Today’s students juggle a huge array of responsibilities. Many are taking AP courses, preparing for college, volunteering, working, and participating in extracurricular activities. Stress and anxiety are often the inevitable result of such intense expectations.

      According to Pew Research, 70 % of teens say anxiety and depression are major “problem(s) among people their age in the community where they live”.  What can we do to help students who are experiencing stress and anxiety? The New York Times suggests controlled breathing. The article “Breath. Exhale. Repeat” states that, “Studies have found… that breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder”. Coming up this March, students have an opportunity to try these techniques out.  

            On Wed, Mar 13, The Edge will host “Meditative Breathing” with Yoga Instructor Katelyn Greeno. This free class is open to students grades 6-12. Registration is preferred but not required. To register visit this link or call the Library at (765) 654-8746. For more information, contact Rachel at  

         Follow the links to couple books for Teens dealing with stress; 

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