Breathing Meditation For Kids – Mindfulness For Children | MIND EXERCISE

Breathing Meditation For Kids – Mindfulness For Children | MIND EXERCISE

In this beautiful video, Able and Fy take you through various interesting methods to explore and be aware of your breath. The simple act of staying still and exploring the breath can be a wonderful way to calm the kids. Observing the breath helps build focus and builds equanimity of the mind.

Lay in bed or stay sitting. Keep your body relaxed. Reach up, above your head, stretching your arms.. Stretch your body very tall. Now brings your arms down and let your arms relax. Place them at your sides, loosely.

Again bring your arms over your head, but this time, breathe in as you reach up. Stretch.. and now breathe out as you relax and place your arms at your sides.
One more stretch, arms up, breathing in… and relax, arms down, breathing out.

Sit now and let your arms rest at your sides.
See how your breathing can relax you by taking slow, deep breaths. Breathe in- hold your breath…. and breathe out, slowly. Breathe in…. and out.

Keep breathing deeply and slowly.
Place one hand on your chest and one hand on your stomach. Feel your hands moving up and out as you breathe in… and down as you breathe out. Feel your hands moving with your chest and stomach, gently moving in and out with each breath.

Bring your hands back to your side and lets keep noticing how we breath.

Imagine a candle in front of you. As you breath out, blow the air out of your mouth in such a way that you make the candle flicker but not blow it out. This has to be really slow breathing. You can even hold up a finger in front of your mouth and pretend its a candle to make it easier. Blow very softly and feel the air on your finger. Is it warm or is it cold? 
When you breathe in, imagine that the flame of the candle flickers and leans toward you. As you breathe out, the flame flickers and leans away.
Imagine the flame of the candle moving in and out with each breath you take. 
Now  imagine that your body is like a balloon filling up as you breathe in, and emptying as you breathe out. Let your ribs expand out to the sides, like a balloon, expanding… and then let the air out, like a balloon that is emptying. The balloon expands…. and then the air goes out.
You can even imagine that you are blowing up a balloon. Imagine that you breathe air into your lungs, and then when you breathe out through your mouth, imagine that you are blowing up a balloon. Each breath you blow out makes the balloon get even bigger. Imagine filing the balloon as it gets bigger and bigger with each breath out. Breathe in… and then blow up the balloon even more. Bigger… bigger…. bigger.
Now just let go of the balloon, so it flies around the room as the air escapes. Feel your body relaxing just like a limp, empty balloon.

Lets play animal breathing now. Do you know how a dog pants? Breathe in…. and now as you breathe out, pant, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Breathe in…. pant, ha ha ha ha ha. Breathe in… pant.
Now imagine that you are like a cat purring. Breathe in… and as you breathe out, purr. Breathe in…. purr. Breathe in… purr.
Now as you breathe, you can sigh, and relax. Breathe in…. and sigh as you breathe out. Breathe in…. sigh. Breathe in…. sigh.
Relax now for a moment, feel your body relax. Your arms and legs are very loose and relaxed. 
See how slowly you can breathe out. First breathe in…. and now breathe out very slowly… out… out…. out. When you can't breathe out any more air, breathe in again, and then very slowly breathe out.
For the next few moments, just relax, resting. It feels good to relax. Enjoy this calm feeling.
(pause)
Now you are finished this breathing relaxation. Stretch your muscles if you want to, and let your body wake up. When you are totally awake, you can get back to the rest of your day.

And if it's time to wake up, open your eyes..

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