Students at Huddersfield New College studying Level 2 Health and Social Care recently experienced the benefits of yoga and meditation for themselves with an introductory session with a visiting expert. 

As part of their studies students explore a range of topics including the wide ranging factors impacting upon health and well-being, and the actions and support an individual can access in order to improve their lifestyle. 

The group are currently preparing for their Healthy Living exam which will test their knowledge so far, and the interactive session allowed students to explore the benefits of yoga and meditation for themselves, and experience how more widely it can support a healthier lifestyle. 

Katie Griffiths, Teacher of Health and Social Care comments: “Our Level 2 Health and Social Care course lays the foundations for a career in working with people, and many of our students progress to a Level 3 qualification and on to degrees and employment where they will be supporting individuals to improve their health and wellbeing. A detailed knowledge of the factors influencing a healthy lifestyle is of course key to this, and this special session was a chance for students to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation for themselves. The group heard more about how it can help in many ways from back pain and stress, to improving mood and mental clarity. It was not only a great opportunity for students to experience the difference it can make to an individual for themselves, it also gave them some valuable techniques they can use to support their own stress levels and resilience as they  prepare for their forthcoming exam!”