20 minutes | May 3, 2020

Howdy, Partner: Seahorse Life

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.  Today’s Themes Scientific (curriculum connections): seahorse life cycle Social-emotional connections: emotional literacy and connection  Resources 7 Wild Facts You May Not Know about Seahorses (Ocean Conservancy)  10 Things You Never Knew About Seahorses (Smithsonian) 3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Alternate Nostril Breathing (Mind Body Green Health) 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  Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter
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