For nearly many years, Ashley Eckstein has been one of Star Wars‘ best advocates. Ahsoka Tano is teaming up with Star Wars Kids to bring us Mindful Matters, a new series of shorts aimed at bringing mindfulness to the forefront and applying it to various Star Wars lessons we’ve heard over the years.
Each video will be hosted by Eckstein as she gives viewers a new tool to help them utilize relaxation exercises to take care of their mental health, but with a Star Wars twist. Eckstein had this to say about the project’s announcement:
“This video series has been a passion project and a dream of mine for several years. Jedi Master Yoda teaches us that training our mind is just as important as physically training our body and I’m thrilled to bring some mindful lessons from Star Wars to the forefront in an accessible way to kids and fans of all ages.”Ashley Eckstein
In connection with the announcement, the first two short films were released; both are based on Yoda’s lectures to Luke on Dagobah. One is a breathing technique that can help you focus. The other involves sensing your environment as though you were sensing the Force.
You can find them listed below:
There’s no word on when and how often new Mindful Matters shorts will be released, but keep an eye on StarWarsKids.com for updates and practice some mindfulness while you wait.