Just Breathe: A Collection of Playful Breath Practices card deck includes 44 unique breath practices for students of all ages. Each card includes a colorful illustration and written instructions for how to practice each breath.
Created by: Melissa Hyde & Illustrated by: Paula Purcell
Pausing to take deep breaths in the middle of the day is one of the best things you can do for yourself and to share with others. Deep breathing calms the mind, body, and heart so that you can focus on being our best, most peaceful, and focused self.
The cards in this deck are divided into four categories with colors to indicate the desired outcome of each breath practice.
Blue cards signify breath practices that are intended to calm the mind, body, and spirit. These practices are most helpful when you want to relax or unwind.
Yellow cards represent breath practices that calm the body while also increasing the concentration powers of the brain. These practices are best used before activities such as taking a test or engaging in a competition.
Pink cards represent energizing practices. These help awaken the body and the brain in safe, healthy ways.
Green cards are partner practices. These are breathing exercises designed for two people to connect and team-build in a calm and meaningful manner.
Use these practices to guide yourself and others through one of the simplest yet healthiest activities we can do for ourselves–Breathing. Many of these cards include simple yoga poses in their instructions. Utilize the card entitled, “Yoga Poses”, to receive instruction in these poses.
Thank you for pausing in your day to take care of yourself and to Just Breathe.