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Deep Breathing

Snake Break!

Here’s a quick break for all of the kiddos you know that could use a pause and some sensory input to help them balance and calm their minds and bodies.  To introduce this break or for practice, I ask the … Continue reading

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Wheels of….RELAXATION!

This morning in our small group yoga time at school, we practiced relaxation skills using a spinner visual aid.  This visual aid helped students to stay focused on what we were learning and was a great tool to bring attention … Continue reading

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Relaxation Routine: Bunny Snake Elevator!

These three deep breaths work great with young kids at both home and school alike!  Try them out with the children in your life. The Elevator Breath Breathing in raise your arms above your head and say “Elevator Up!”  Breathing … Continue reading

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The Deep Breath Box: Square Breathing

Recently I heard Brene Brown speak on her Rising Strong book tour.  She spoke about her research on resilience and some qualities that people can embody in order to become more resilient in their life.  Her studies showed that resilient … Continue reading

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KidsRelaxation on YouTube! The World Is Your Relaxation Playground

I’m excited to announce that Kids’ Relaxation has a new channel on YouTube! I am going to be sharing videos created from my work with kids and based on various blogs on different relaxation techniques for kids that I have … Continue reading

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Relaxing and Regulating From The Inside Out!

I recently went to see the recent Pixar movie, Inside Out, with my family.  We really enjoyed it.  While some of the science featured has been controversial, I took away key messages that inspired the creation of these relaxation and … Continue reading

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Heart Breath

Here’s a deep breath with a visual aid built right within it! The heart breath gets kids to focus within their heart center while breathing in and out. Heart Breath First,  put your hands on your heart so that you … Continue reading

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Blooming From Mud: Kids’ Lotus Flower Relaxation

Helping kids to navigate the downs of life, the “mud” of life, is so very important.  How we respond, or react, to difficulties is a critical piece to creating a life of wellbeing and emotional regulation. Last week I went … Continue reading

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The Peacock Breath

Peacock breath helps kids to slow down their breathing and return to calm and center.  I use peacock feathers as a visual aid while teaching this deep breath.  You can order peacock feathers very inexpensively off of amazon, (simply click … Continue reading

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Happy Thought Bubbles

I just love it when ideas spontaneously produce themselves.  Just began one of my groups with this activity:  Happy Thought Bubbles. 1.  Discuss how a deep breath is a silent message to the body that it is “time to relax.” … Continue reading

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