Apa Japa Breath is also known as Breath Awareness. You may also have heard it referred to as repetition of awareness or repetition with awareness. Apa Japa Breath is a Pranayama technique and is great to use during a meditation session. You can also use it along with mantras. This practice is beneficial as it allows us to focus on fewer thoughts successfully rather than many thoughts unsuccessfully. By doing this, you will be able to become aware of the tension you build in your body and where. Below is a video about Apa Japa Breath and how you can apply it to your classes.
Here are some additional exercises that you can do to actively practice breath awareness. Watch the video below for some interactive breath awareness activities.