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Deep Breathing

I’m a Little Steam Engine

Want a quick way to practice deep breathing with your child or in your class?  Here’s another one-minute relaxer that is easy to practice.  The goal of this activity is to make the exhale twice as long as the inhale.  … Continue reading

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Ocean Breathing–One Minute Relaxer

Have some fun with deep breathing today and teach your child ocean breathing, otherwise known as ujjai pranayama in the yogic traditions.  It is known as the ocean breath because of the ocean-like sound made in the back of the … Continue reading

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Send B-mail

Deep breathing is a messenger that tells our body that we are relaxing.   Make it FUN by teaching your children to send B-mail!  A B-mail message is a deep breath that tells our body that we are relaxing in the … Continue reading

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Lion’s Breath

Roar like a mighty lion and let go of strong emotions or unwanted thoughts.  With Lion’s Breath, you and your children have the opportunity to release energy that is getting in the way of your day.  Known as Simhasana in … Continue reading

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Deep Breath of Love

Here is a deep breathing game that will stimulate love thoughts at the same time. Materials Needed:  BLOPensTM, paper For this activity, you will need BLOPensTM.  They can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com/BLOpens-Deluxe-Blo-Pens-Creative-Activity/dp/B00004YZAL  or at Toys R Us. Step One:  Discuss a … Continue reading

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In-Flight Breathing Relaxation Activity

Summer vacation is upon us!  As a parent, have you ever been caught off guard and experienced a non-relaxed state with your child at 33,000 feet?  Flying provides the perfect opportunity to practice the art of relaxation and prepare our … Continue reading

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In Breath/Out Breath

This activity is based on the renowned teachings of the Vietnamese Buddhist teacher, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh.   Breathing in with focused awareness is a simple way to integrate mindfulness practice into daily life.  Take a … Continue reading

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Deep Breathing Check

After you have spent some time practicing deep breathing with your children, teach them this quick method to check in and see if they are chest or tummy breathing.  While teaching deep breathing to children, deep, diaphragmatic breathing is offen … Continue reading

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Deep Breathing Resources

Breathing game ideas http://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients/resources/254-breathing_games.pdf Websites: www.pattiteel.com www.stressfreekids.com www.iamalovableme.com www.relaxkids.com Books: A Boy and a Bear by Lori Lite www.stressfreekids.com I Take a DEEEP Breath!  by Sharon Penchina, C.Ht. and Dr. Stuart Hoffman www.iamalovableme.com Computer Games: The Passage–this game has activities … Continue reading

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Deep Breathing Activity: I’m a Little Teapot

This breathing activity is perfect for regulating the breath and balancing the oxygen levels in the body for optimal health.  This breathing exercise also promotes relaxation in a fun, playful, imaginative way. The goal of this activity is to make … Continue reading

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