Friday, April 12, 2013

Benefits of breath for kids yoga

Breathing in and out of the nose is a key component of a children's yoga practice.

Benefits of nose breathing:
  • Reduces stress
  • Gets more oxygen into the lungs
  • Helps kids to calm themselves by focusing on their breath
In contrast, mouth breathing is shallow, and can cause symptoms of  fight/flight in kids.

Try the Inhale Pose below:

"One of the most important parts of any yoga pose,
Is remembering to breathe deeply
By inhaling through my nose."

Illustration by Kathleen Rietz

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