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Body, Breathing, Children, Health

Belly breathing story can help kids learn techniques for stress


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Marietta, GA September 13, 2012

Easy breathing encourages your child to slow down, relax, and fall asleep peacefully.

This type of belly breathing is when air enters the lungs and the belly expands. According to Wikipedia to breathe with the diaphragm, one must draw air into the lungs in a way which will expand the stomach and not the chest. It is best to perform these breaths as long, slow intakes of air – allowing the body to absorb all of the inhaled oxygen while simultaneously relaxing the breather. Proper breathing can lower stress and anxiety levels as well as balancing the nervous system affecting the entire body.

Other benefits of using this belly breathing story are:

Helping the body eliminate waste and strengthen the immune system.

Aids in relaxation, relieves muscular tension, increases flexibility and joint strength, and helps to recover faster from stress and exertion.

Enhancing emotional stability and mental clarity to feel more energetic and positive.

Reduces need for stimulants and many harmful prescription drugs.

Improves blood circulation and relieves congestion.

Increases supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body.

Eases the strain on the heart by increasing oxygen to the heart.

Helps increase the supply of blood and nutrients to muscles, blood and bones.

Deep breathing dates back thousands of years when Yoga leaders practiced and taught the benefits of these techniques. These Yogis were observed by scientists lowering their heart rate and blood pressure through breathing techniques. Today many doctors and other health care professionals promote belly breathing and even meditation as a way to help patients with pain management, increase their immune system and connect the mind with the body.

via Belly breathing story en Espanol teaches kids techniques for stress.

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