Here is an article from one of many recent articles about the TM program in public schools. the link to the full article is at the bottom of the page. Not sure why anyone would think that something backed by Brand, Lynch and cohorts would be anything other than a covert brainwashing program ushered into the public school system. Kiss art, music and other fun stuff that children love goodbye.
“In San Francisco, schools that participated in Quiet Time, a Transcendental Meditation program, had twice as many students score proficient in English on the California Achievement Test than in similar schools where the program didn’t exist”.
Ghannam believes her mindfulness program can serve as “an antidote to that stress” and so far, surveys results suggest the program works: 98 percent of students in the program reported feeling “less stressed” and more “ready to learn” after taking Headstand classes.
Ghannam wants to emphasize “smart practice.” When she observed existing programs, she felt they lacked a crucial element: delivery. She saw many yoga instructors, accustomed to teaching in studios with middle-aged participants, not adapting their teaching strategies for children in public schools.
(If you listened to the Alex Jones and Icke interview, they mentioned the word “smart” and claimed that anything that uses the word “smart” i.e smart phones, smart cars, smart technology etc is an indoctrination program)
Adam Moskowitz, a Headstand teacher, agreed that the practice can be difficult for some kids: “At their age—and in this age—the last thing some of them want to do is sit, with nothing to look at or play,”
(That is because children WOULD rather play, and look at things)
he says, “In some ways, despite its great challenge, mindfulness is a very simple, repetitive practice. It’s not always easy convincing kids that they’re learning something by doing the same, simple thing again and again.”
(depends on what the repetitive practice is – a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra,a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra, a repetitive mantra)
Michael Rivera, now a senior in high school, admitted that at first, he found yoga class “dull.” His next response also seemed very telling: “It wasn’t as active as sports. There wasn’t a lot of movement going on, so it reminded me of a ‘time out,’ like a punishment. We were stuck inside, instead of being outside and having an extra 45 minutes of P.E.”
(I understand this sentiment)
Now looking back, Michael agrees that mindfulness practice was useful and appreciates the quiet environment the class provided: “Just having a good 45 minutes to not hear any noise and keep to yourself mentally actually helped me prepare for the next class periods. After yoga class, I would feel pretty rejuvenated.”
(TM and mindfulness are two completely different things)
Knoche thinks bringing a program like Headstand to her school district would help accomplish this: “Headstand has a beautiful way of redefining what we believe public education should be and blending yoga, mindfulness and character education into those beliefs.”
But with issues like funding, class scheduling, graduation requirements, and other logistics, I wondered whether programs like Headstand and others could ever become a part of our public-education system.
(The program is already in the public education system, and as for funding, art and music classes have been cut)
Parents and administrators have not always embraced these programs right away. Administrators at an Ohio elementary school discontinued the school’s mindfulness program after parents felt uncomfortable with the practice’s roots in Eastern religion and complained that the program did not use class time valuably. Last year, prosecutors in a prominent court case sued California’s Encinitas Union school district, arguing that the district’s yoga program indoctrinated students with Hindu beliefs.
(Because it is indoctrinating students with Hindu beliefs)
Michael also felt that teenage insecurities often played a role in students resisting the class: “As a 12-year-old kid, I didn’t always feel comfortable moving my body in such a way.”
(maybe, just maybe…he didnt feel comfortable because his body was telling him something)
Despite Brands pro TM hyperbole….In another yogic breath Brand encourages youth to sway away from democracy, promotes ayahuasca and other engineered revolutionary bollox which he puppets for.