Breathwork Breathe Deeply

To welcome springtime and finally conclude winter, this month's Children Moonshot theme is “Breathe Deeply”. The Children's Moonshot calendar was created in collaboration with the Wellness for Children Initiative as part of the Global Wellness Institute and it invites educators, parents, families, and children everywhere to create awareness surrounding the importance of breathwork for children. At Junior Genius Global, we value the importance of breathwork to provide a holistic state of wellbeing for young children.

Breathe Deeply
Breathe Deeply

For most of us, breathing is an automatic process that we hardly notice. However, the simple act of inhaling and exhaling can have a great impact on our mood and thoughts. Breathing is not just about ensuring we have enough oxygen to survive but can support emotional and mental wellness. Think about it, when you feel stressed or upset, your breathing can become irregular, shallow, and rapid, which can trigger stress hormones. Whereas when you feel relaxed, your breathing is slow, deep, and gentle.

But what is breathwork? Breathwork is known to be a practice where one takes a conscious approach to breathing to support their overall wellbeing. Breathwork can have a significant, positive impact on how a child feels and controls their emotions. Specifically, breathwork can:

  • Calm the nervous system
  • Reduce stress
  • Support mind-body connection
  • Promote healthy sleep patterns
  • Increase focus
  • Quickly alter a child’s physical or emotional state

At Junior Genius Global, we recommend to pair breathwork with other fun and playful wellness practices such as yoga or touch therapy as part of the child’s daily routine. This will release endorphins to allow the child to feel happy and relaxed.

Here is an example of a fun, simple breathwork technique to enjoy with your child at home.


Snake Breath

  1. Find a comfortable position, standing or sitting. If sitting, ensure to have back straight and shoulders back.
  2. Take a deep breath in through your nose.
  3. Breathe out through your mouth making a hissing sound like a snake.
  4. Stick your tongue out like a snake for extra fun!
  5. Repeat 3 times.

Our Home Wellness Collection includes more information about the benefits of breathwork for children and child friendly, interactive Breathwork Cards to invite breathwork rituals as part of your wellness routine at home. Visit our shop to find out more about our Home Wellness Collection.


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