Yoga

The Importance of the Breath.

Our breath is the very first thing that enters us as we come into this world and the very last to leave. It truly is our most loyal and faithful friend.

 It is the connection to life.

In every moment our wonderful breath moves through our bodies unaided, unnoticed and unappreciated. We take between 17,000-24,000 breaths per day…. How many of these are you aware of???

When we breathe with awareness It calms our nervous system, relaxes our body & mind, calm our emotions and helps us to sleep.

Our breath is the door way to our inner self. When we connect fully to each breath we are able to drop out of our busy minds and down into our inner being.

It is here where we find peace and stillness. The breath is the KEY to all teachings of finding inner peace – Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga and Tai Chi.

If we do not learn how to connect to our breath daily we cannot access our truest, deepest most spiritual self. We need to teach our children the importance of the breath and its amazing abilities, for it will be with them every day, in every place, in every moment, ready to support them and take care of them. We as adults have held our breaths for too long, suppressing our emotions and loosing our connection to our true selves. Please help our children learn a different way to be: to be healthy, to be aware, to be honest, to be connected, to be able to manage stress & emotions and most importantly be able to take care of themselves.

The quality of our breath is the quality of your life.

For without it we simply would not survive.

How Can Children Benefit From Mindfulness?

Creating healthy, mindful habits in a child’s early years can improve the behaviours and choices in later years. We have been given an amazing opportunity to give our children positive habits of self-awareness, cognitive control, emotional intelligence, self-regulation and higher tolerance to stress with simple mindfulness tools.

With mindfulness as a part of their education, we can encourage a great sense of self, contentment, patience, non-judgement and peace within themsleves. As the body becomes more practised in this, children learn to live more in their parasympathetic nervous system (calm, relaxed and slow), rather than their reactive nervous system (flight, fight, freeze or stress)

Mindfulness is a simple way to connect with your child, enjoy some down time and learn calming techniques together.

Namaste

Beck