I’ve been playing around with different breath techniques to use with the Juniors I coach on Tuesdays as I wanted to find a good balance with introducing children to breathwork in an appropriate, safe, fun and useful fashion. I’ve settled on the following – which has been going well and the children have been taking … Continue reading Children, running & breathing
I had an interesting experience today with a boy who was suffering from hay fever in school. As you’d expect he had a blocked nose, itchy eyes and was feeling uncomfortable and feeling sorry for himself (quite understandably). I was curious if some breathwork would be able to help relieve his congestion and discomfort, calming … Continue reading Helping children with hay fever
I recently wrote something for School Breathe, I’ve pasted the link to the article below as there should also be a breathing exercise alongside this (https://schoolbreathe.com/blog-december-2021/). This struck a chord with me at the end of last week and again at the beginning of this. I was watching one of the children I tutor struggling … Continue reading Helping children self regulate through breath.
Two things changed this. Firstly I used Eddied Sterns breathing app set at 4 sec inhales / exhales timed breathing, setting a coherent breathing pattern in place that was appropriate for a child. Using the organ resonant sound as an organ to tune into acted as the initial anchor. Secondly I sat opposite the child … Continue reading Coherent breathing, sound and touch – how our senses work together as anchors.