Category: Breathwork

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Hi I am Sara, and welcome to Go Go Yoga for Kids; the place to get kids fit, flexible and focused while having fun with yoga.

Kids, yoga, and teaching are my passions and I have inspired thousands of  children for over 18 years as a elementary teacher and kids yoga instructor. I have the exact kid tested and approved yoga resources and lesson plans for you to introduce kids to yoga through movement, mindfulness, fun, and games.

 

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Just Breathe! How to Calm Yourself in 30 Seconds

mothers day yogaThere are several ways to practice breath and being mindful with your kids, but the main goal is to make children aware of how they are feeling while slowing down their bodies and noticing their breath. Does their breath become short, shallow and fast when they are getting worked up or nervous about something?

The following is a simple sequence that allows children to practice becoming aware of their breath and it helps them focus and calm their nerves before a test, presentation, game, recital or anything that they are feeling anxiety or stress over.

  1. Find a seated position comfortably with your hands resting open on your lap.
  2. Sit up tall, close your eyes.
  3. Breathe in for a count of five and out for a count of three through your nose.
  4. Repeat for five to seven rounds.
  5. Open your eyes and see how you feel. More peaceful and ready to take on the world?!

Help your kids practice this simple technique and it will become a tool that they will always have with them to use and find success with.

Zig Zag Breathing and Giggles! Fun Way to Practice Yoga Breathing with Kids

As a Yoga Kids teacher, I am always looking for fun ways to help my students focus on their breathing and being aware of themselves and others. This breathwork game works well with younger ages that know each other. This will definitely hzig zag breathingelp kids remember the power of breath which is so important in yoga!

Each person places their head on another person’s stomach so that everyone is connected.  Then I encourage the kids to get their laughs and giggles out as it really is a pretty funny position to be in. Once we get that out of our system, it is time to become aware of our breath.

Then the first person says “Ha” while really exaggerating their breath, next the second person says “Ha-ha”, The third person responds with, “Ha ha ha.”   Continue on while each person adds a “ha”. The goal is to get all the way through the group without anyone laughing.

They will laugh! It is almost impossible not to! It is such a unique set-up and  just by saying the word “Ha!” will bring out the laughter. If they do happen to make it through, let everyone get their giggles out that they have been holding in. Then challenge the class to be completely quiet and attentive to just the rising and falling breath for 30 seconds. Now that is pretty powerful!

 

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