Inhale deeply fills your lungs with joy
let your body expand and grow roots deep into the earth
let your soul widen and stretch into the sky and beyond
let your mind drift away to glimpse the realm unnamed
breathe in the life that nourishes and sustains you
then let it go gently joining the rise and fall
of the universe.
– By Nina Heyen
It was a breath of fresh air for children at 3A where they learnt how respiration works. We started off by consciously asking them to feel the movement of air inside their body when they breathed. What they felt when they had their hands on their chest? Some children came up with their inferring, but since at this young age seeing is proof of everything and connections happen faster during practical demonstrations we decided to do it that way.
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