“Yoga breathing like alternate nostril breathing is empowering for older children and teens to do to help them manage challenges in their life, having a sense of calmness and relaxation.”

Older children and teens can learn more complex  breathing.

Alternate nostril breathing is done by placing the index and middle fingers of one hand between your eyebrows and resting your thumb and ring finger on either side of your nose.

Close your eyes and breathe deeply in and out through your nose.

Close your right nostril gently and breathe in your left nostil. Then, hold that breath in for a brief pause, then change your pressure to the left nostril and exhale through the right side (4-6 counts).

Now begin the next breath, inhale through the right nostril, pause and exhale through the left. Repeat this alternating cycle five to 10 times.

It results in a sense of calmness, centeredness, quietness and balance in the brain.

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