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Introduction to Mindful Breathing

Mindful breathing or belly breathing is the basis for most mindfulness exercises. Introduce mindfulness practices with a short exercise in breath awareness designed to reduce stress and increase awareness.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Share the resource with families
  • Begin and, or end each class with a mindful breathing exercise
Classroom Considerations
  • First of eight exercises in the social-emotional learning series
  • The exercise is appropriate for tweens, teens, and adults
Pros
  • Includes a script for instructors that details the process
  • Provides reflection questions
Cons
  • None