Why is it important to teach deep breathing:
1.Breathing influences all other systems in our bodies. Slowing our breathing and being conscious about our breathing helps us to calm our nervous system. Therefore, this is skill that students will need throughout their entire lives.
2.Easy to do anywhere – with no equipment- it is portable!
3.Produces a relaxed state of being
4.Can be calming
5.Improves oxygen to the brain which in turn improves our thinking ability
6.Provides us with a sense of control
This resource includes tips for teaching deep breathing along with 11 cards that can be used as visual reminders of the different techniques that can be used for deep breathing.
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