Belly Breathing Exercise
Belly breathing is highly effective to support children to cope with tiredness and anxiety. It is wonderful for adults too!
1) Sit or lie down comfortably 2️) Breath normally while paying attention to all the parts of the body that move when breathing. 3️) Place on hand on the belly and another hand on the chest 4️) Notice belly will rise and fall with the movement of the breath, like waves in the ocean
𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐬: ✅Give option to ask children to close their eyes as some children may not feel comfortable doing it ✅Add a breathing buddy, ask children to notice the stuffed animal moves up and down on their bellies when breathing.
✅ Ask children to feel their heartbeat to help them connect to their body and quiet their mind