SIMPLE MINDFUL BREATHING ACTIVITY FOR KIDS ?
When we are anxious, emotional, angry or worried our bodies go into fight or flight mode. We think we are in danger when really we are not.
When this happens our breathing changes. We take shallow, short and quick breaths which can make us feel more anxious or stressed.
Breathing exercises can help lower your child’s anxiety and stress and give him or her a sense of control. Calm breathing can also become an anchor of sorts that your child can use anytime they are feeling anxious.
Benefits of deep breathing for kids:
-Reduces stress and anxiety
-Ignites peace and calmness
-Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
-Improves focus and concentration
Useful resource – TED Talks video: Change your breath, change your life – https://tinyurl.com/y3vo4cff