Howdy, Partner: Seahorse Life
Written and narrated by Chanel Tsang
Seahorses are seriously interesting creatures! Learn more about these fish as we breathe, move, and relax together.
A core part of Peace Out is social-emotional learning. Today we talk about how we can check in with our family and friends during this challenging time.
We also introduce Alternate Nostril Breathing, a pranayama (yogic breathing) practice that has a lot of benefits. As we are explaining it over audio only here, we will do a simplified version of the hand movement to keep things simple. I hope I’ve explained it clearly in the episode, but you may want to take a look at our resources to get the visual explanation of the concept.
If you and your children are interested, I’ve included a couple of YouTube video links showing the proper hand movement and also another simpler version for kids.
Before you listen, it might be a good idea to make sure there are no stuffy noses and wash hands as we will be touching our face during this exercise. Then wash hands afterwards too. 🙂
Stay well and take care, everyone.
Scientific (curriculum connections): seahorse life cycle
Social-emotional connections: emotional literacy and connection
Balance Breath (Alternative Nostril) for Parents and Classrooms (Fablefy)- YouTube video for kids
Alternate Nostril Breathing for Kids (Donna Freeman)- YouTube video offering a simpler two-hand option
Did you enjoy this story? Why not take a look at some of our other children‘s relaxational and mindfulness stories?