Jammie Sessions & Yoga Videos
Played while wearing pajamas, the focus of these particular videos will be various musical interventions to assist with regulation and relaxation. In the spirit of this goal, we’ll be putting a relaxing, meditative twist on high energy pop/rock tunes in these videos.
In this first Jammie Session, we’re concentrating on slow, mindful breathing (or “belly breaths”), using the Renee and Jeremy arrangement of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ classic “Give It Away.” This simple action plays a tremendous role in self-regulation, and our hope is to bring this intervention into greater focus by pairing deep breaths with soothing music.
Another favorite from our own childhood is "Puff the Magic Dragon," but if you know the song, you know that it has a very somber ending, so we found a new ending that we absolutely love. We encourage our kiddos to get comfy, snuggle a blanket or stuffed animal or to move side to side with us to create a calming and accessible environment to self regulate to. Not mentioned in the video but if your student needs to move during this experience, encourage them to move like a ballerina to increase auditory awareness (for example we're not in a mosh pit during this song). We added gang vocals to stimulate a children's-choir-like feeling for the chorus sections.