Otter’s Paused Breath teaches students to control the movement of air within the body. As with all breath work, it will increase their capacity to focus, to avoid distraction and lower physical stress and mental tension. Otter Plays is an inversion pose because the heart is above the head. Inversions increase blood flow to the brain, thus stimulating the nervous system and increasing mental energy. Otter Plays also reverses gravity for the spine, which lengthens the space between the vertebrae resulting in less compression and greater mobility. Otter Floats encourages physical stillness, mental presence and teaches students to observe the way their body interacts with the breath.