Best Pranayama Techniques for Children

Help children visualize deep belly breathing by using a favorite stuffed animal. Children should lie on their backs, placing the stuffed animal on their belly. Instruct them to take a deep breath in, moving the animal up as high as possible. Then, ask them to exhale slowly, moving the stuffed animal as low as possible. Ask them to create "waves" with their breathing, bringing their animal for a ride, up on the inhale, down on the exhale. Focus on a smooth, steady ride for the animal.