It's normal and wonderful to have and honor a rainbow of emotions. No emotion should be ignored or shut down. Sometimes, though, when we become sad, frustrated, or angry, we hold on to these feelings a little too long--past the point where they are serving a purpose. They get stuck in our mind, body, and heart. Lion's Breath is a super fun way to let them go. Kids LOVE this pose!
Sit criss-cross apple sauce, in butterfly pose, or sit on your heels in hero pose
Hold your body tall and proud like a lion
Imagine that those stuck feelings are in your hands
Close your eyes and squeeze your hands tight
Take a deep breath though your nose right into your belly
Now let out a BIG roar as you breath out, sticking your tongue WAY out and making your eyes as BIG as you can
As you roar, open your hands and let the unwanted feelings leave