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Breathing Exercise For Kids

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.

Flower breath

  • 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

Candle breath

  • 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.

Feather Breath

    • 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

Belly Breathing

  • 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 breathing

Take 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

Lion breath

  • 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

Bumblebee breath

  •  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.


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