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Our kids are constantly learning new skills and abilities that will shape their lives and future health. According to Mindful and Co Kids, one of the most important skills we can teach them is proper breathing techniques. 

Proper breathing offers countless benefits that your children will take with them into their adult lives. Here are just a few of them…

Better focus and concentration

Learning how to breathe properly helps children improve their focus and concentration. That’s because breathing brings oxygen to the brain, which is essential for cognitive function. When children are oxygenated, they are better able to concentrate and stay focused on tasks for longer periods of time. This can be especially beneficial for children who struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other attentional difficulties.

Reduced stress and anxiety

Many children face high levels of stress and anxiety. This can be due to a variety of factors, including schoolwork, social pressures, and a fast-paced lifestyle. When children learn how to breathe properly, they can reduce their stress and anxiety levels. Deep breathing techniques can help children to relax and calm down, which can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.

Improved physical health

Proper breathing techniques can also improve children’s physical health. When children breathe deeply, they are more likely to oxygenate their bodies, which can help to improve cardiovascular health, boost immunity, and reduce the risk of respiratory problems. This can be especially important for children who are prone to asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues.

Better mental health

Finally, proper breathing techniques can also improve children’s mental health. When children are able to relax and calm down through deep breathing, they are less likely to experience feelings of anger, frustration, or sadness. This can help to reduce the risk of depression and other mental health issues, and promote a positive outlook and overall well-being.

As parents and teachers, you can help children develop this important skill by practicing deep breathing exercises together and incorporating them into their daily routine. With proper breathing, your children can enjoy a happier, healthier life and be better equipped to handle the challenges of growing up.

Jacqueline Yeats

Jacqueline Yeats  

Born in Australia in 2019, Mindful & Co Kids was founded by Jacqueline Yeats, a psychotherapist specialising in Mindfulness as an early intervention for stress disorders. Inspired by her research in this area, Jacqueline created a range of fun and educational games to raise awareness of the myriad of benefits to promoting mindfulness and yoga for children. They exist for one simple mission: To empower the next generation to slow their minds, shift their limiting beliefs, and embrace the powerful benefits of thoughtful living through a holistic approach to wellness. www.mindfulandcokids.com