Kids Yoga Breathing Exercise Sequences
- Yoga has a tremendous power to build confidence and building a connection to your breath is the foundation practice of yoga.
- Deep breath tells your body and brain to relax, reduce anxiety and promote happiness
- Breathing exercise helps them bring awareness to their five sense by deliberating focusing attention on scent, sound, visual images, and other sensory details. This enhance memory, creativity, problem-solving skills.
- It's very challenging to teach kids how to do breathing exercises. In this blog, I am describing some of very easy breathing exercise sequence which you can do with your kids.
- Imagine a beautiful flower in front of you
- See all the colors in your mind
- Now bring the flower close to you and imagine you are smelling the scent
- Now breath out through your mouth
- Take at least 5 round
- Imagine you holding a candle in front of you
- When you breathe out like you want to make candle flam wiggle, don’t want to blow out
- Take a long deep breath in and very gently blow out making candle flam wiggle
- Once more take a long deep breath in and slowly make the candle flam wiggle.
- It helps us to feel calm and peaceful.
Flower and candle breathing
- Flower and candle breath is the best way to make kids understand what is inhale and exhale
- Inhale or breath in - like you smelling a beautiful flower
- Exhale or breath out like you are trying to blow out the candle flame
- Do it 5 times
Flower breath 1
- Every living thing connected to breathe, even flower need oxygen to breath
- You need to make a flower with your hands,(for this put your pinky and thumb together )
- As you breathe in flower petals are open and when you breathe out through your mouth, petals are closed
- You can close your eyes if you want
Relax breath or recognize breath or bear breath
- Now sit in a criss-cross leg position or an easy pose
- When bear hibernate, they breathe slowly
- Pretend you are a bear and hibernating in winter
- Slow down your breath by taking a nice deep and slow breath through your nose
- Imagine a flower in front of you, imagine how it smells, take a long sniff through your nose
- Now breath out slowly through your nose
- Feel how you are safe and cozy in your cave.
- Do it 4-5 times.
- Hold feather out in front of you
- Take a deep breath in
- When you breathe out, use your breath to move only the soft part of the feather
- Watch it flutter with your breath
- Place one hand on your belly (just above your belly buttons) and one hand over your heart now slow breath in and out
- Do it 5 times
Balloon breathingTake deep breaths 1,2,3, count while raising your arms up, and try to make a balloon with your arms.
As you breathe out, brings your arms back down, as you round your back, wrap your arms around yourself in a hug.
Do it 5 times
Shoulder shrug breath
- Take a deep breath through your nose and relax
- Roll your shoulder up or squeeze your shoulder to your ears as you breathe in
- Breath out through your mouth and roll your shoulder down
- Do it seated or standing.
- Repeat slowly
- Imagine you are a sleepy lion just wake up and start yawning.
- Begins on your knees then sit back on heels
- Spread your fingers wide and press your hand onto your knees
- Take a deep breath through your nose
- ·Open your mouth, stretch your lion tongue out and let your breath out through your mouth with a loud roar
- Sit up tall and let's be a bumblebee.
- Inhale or breath in through your nose as plug each ear with your fingers
- As you breathe out make a humming sound that buzz like the bumblebee
- Make the buzz sound last as long as you can
- Do it 4 to 5 times
- Take a deep breath in and then out
- Keep going for as many rounds as you like
Deep breathing props
- Making bubbles. Blowing gently to create bubbles a good way to breathe deeply
- Use stuffed animal to practice belly breathing
- Use feather
- Use Hoberman sphere for balloon breathing or counting breathing.