When you're mad or worried or can't wake up in the morning, what can you do? Use the amazing superpower that you already have--breathing.
Our newest offering from the bestselling creators of Good Night Yoga teaches kids fun and easy breathing practices based on the proven methods of yoga and mindfulness meditation.
When something makes you mad or even feels unfair, try this counting breath and you'll feel calmer there.
Sit up and let your spine grow tall. Take a deep breath in, counting silently 1 . . . 2 . . . 3. Then let your breath out slowly, counting 1 . . . 2 . . . 3.
When you go somewhere you've never been and you aren't sure what to do, you can use a dandelion breath to feel more comfortable trying something new.
Sit up and let your spine grow tall. Put one hand on your chest. Place your other hand on your belly. Take slow deep breaths and feel your chest and your belly move up and down as the air goes in and out of your body.
At night when it's hard to fall asleep because your mind is busy and your body feels tight, try balloon breath to get relaxed and ready for a good night.
Lie down on your back and let your hands rest by your sides, palms up. Inhale through your nose and imagine filling your body with breath like a big balloon. Exhale and blow the air out through your mouth. What color is your balloon?
About the Author
Mariam GatesMariam Gates holds a master's in education from Harvard University and is the creator of the renowned Kid Power Yoga. She is the author of the bestselling Good Night Yoga and many other yoga-related books for children. She lives in Northern California. For more, see mariamgates.com.Sarah Jane HinderSarah Jane Hinder, illustrator, creates acrylic artwork for a variety of children's books, including Good Morning Yoga, The Three Little Pigs, and The Elves and the Shoemaker. She lives in Manchester, England, with her husband and two chihuahuas. See sarahjanehinder.com.