Breathwork is one of the most empowering small practices that wield tremendous whole being benefits.
Such a versatile practice, breathwork can be practiced anywhere, anytime, and in any space.
Bringing a mindful focus to our breathing helps children become more attentive, intentional, and connected to the world around them.
- Why: the reason behind the actions and strategies
- How: the steps to take to empower children’s well-being
- Affirmations: mindful intentions that guide everyday living
- Focusing on breathwork helps children (and ourselves!) process emotions, manage pain, off-set trauma, and navigate stressful, worrisome or uncertain moments.
- When children are able to use tools from their own ‘backpack,’ they become more confident knowing they can face difficult situations with greater tenacity and fortitude. When children feel courageous, we see an increase in self-development, self-esteem, self-efficacy.
- Physically, children who have the ability to manage their days with confidence using breathing techniques alongside other tools have shown to demonstrate a boost in immunity, and a lowered sense of stress, depression, anxiety, and anger.
- Mental focus, clarity, and the ability to communicate more effectively are also some of the benefits we see when children are connected to a sense of calm and well-being that emerges from the simplicity of becoming intentional and connected to their physical being.
- Take notice of the different ways that breathing can be used for relaxation, energy, stress release, and mindful calm.