Does your kid seem sluggish with every passing day? Does he suffer from undue stress? Does he have travel breathing? Are you looking to boost his stamina and relieve his stress? If you can relate, or you know someone who can, read our post. Here we list ten of the easiest, most fun and most effective breathing exercises for kids.
1. Flower Breaths:
Fragrance and color of flowers often attract kids. So teach kids flower breathing exercise. Provide your tyke a fragrant, colorful flower and tell him to breathe in through the nose and breathe out through the mouth. Flower breaths help release tension. Offer your kid flowers like daffodils, daisies, and roses.
2. Hissing Breaths:
Hissing breaths help kids connect with their inner self and relax them physically and mentally. Teach your kid to breathe in through the nose. Make him inhale a deep breath, and then ask him to exhale through the mouth, while making a hissing sound like a snake. Prolonging the exhalation will help your kid relax and feel better.
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3. Bear Breaths:
Bear breaths help your kid feel reflective and relax his mind and body. Tell your tyke to imagine a bear hibernating. Teach him to inhale air through nose and pause and count three, two, and one and exhale again before counting three, two, and one. Repeat it five times. Your kid will feel relaxed and stress-free.
4. Elephant Breaths:
Elephant breathing exercises help wake up your sluggish tyke. Get him to stand with his feet wide apart. Tell him to dangle his arms in front like an elephant trunk. Then tell him to breathe in through the nose and raise his arms high above his head. Tell him to breathe out through the mouth swinging the arms down. Repeat the breathing exercise three times. Your kid will feel energetic.
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5. Bunny Breaths:
This is one of the interesting breathing techniques for kids. Kids love bunnies. During bunny breathing exercise, kids pretend to be little bunnies and sniff like bunnies. Teach your kid to do three quick sniffs through the nose and then exhale one deep breath through the nose. Bunny breaths help calm your upset kid and help him breathe smoothly without any breathing difficulty.
6. Bubble Bee Breaths:
Bubble Bee breaths are also popular as Bhramari in Pranayama techniques and help kids control their breaths effectively. Make your kid sit comfortably with crossed legs. Ask him to close his eyes. Tell him to breathe in through the nose, with the fingers in the ears, and breathe out making the sound of a humming bee. Resonance occurring during the breath not only offers your kid a calming effect but also helps him have healthy eyes.
7. Hot Air Balloon Breaths:
Hot air balloon breathing exercise offers your tyke a relaxing effect and boosts his imagination. Make your kid sit in cross-legged position comfortably and cup hands around the mouth. Tell him to inhale air deeply through the nose and exhale through the mouth, while throwing his hands outwards as if your kid is blowing a huge hot air balloon. When he exhales the air completely, tell him to breathe in slowly admiring the big balloon swaying in the air. (1)
8. Belly Breathing:
Belly breathing drives away your kid’s sad mood and helps him feel stress-free. Tell your kid to lie on his back closing his eyes and with his hands on the belly. Tell him to relax and then inhale slowly through the nose with a closed mouth. Hold the breath for five seconds and slowly breathe out. (2)
9. Chakra Breathing:
This is one of the effective deep breathing exercises for children. Chakra breathing energizes seven chakras present in a body. Tell your kid to stand upright with his feet wide apart and breathe fast. Keep the mouth open throughout the breathing process. Teach your kid to focus on his breathing as it helps to energize seven chakras. (3)
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10. Gyan Mudra Breathing:
Gyan Mudra breathing relaxes your little one and improves his concentration. Make your kid sit straight on the ground. Place the wrists on the knees and make him join the tips of index finger and thumb to make ‘Gyan Mudra’. Close the eyes. Teach the kid to breath normally, focus on the breath as he inhales and exhales the air through the nostrils. (4)
Did you teach your tyke any fun deep breathing exercises for kids? What are they? Share them with other moms here. Leave a comment.
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