This Kind Karma® Worldwide Initiative is called "Kids R Key" because we believe, "kids are the 'key' to creating the world's future." Children are our sustained breath, and future heart-light of compassion, peace and kindness. Kind Karma Kids R' Key Initiative accentuates holistic therapies, such as breathing exercises, to cope with stress and to deal with turbulent emotions and anxious thoughts.
"Empowering our youth for a positive, high vibration future." - Kind Karma® Worldwide
KIND KARMA® KIDS BREATHING EXERCISE
Ask the children to raise their arms out to the sides, shoulder height - like making the letter “T”.
Have each child pretend or image their arms are like sink "faucets". Kind Karma® Tip for Instructors: work, and be creative with this visual.
With the arms in the letter "T" position, make a fist with the hands. Keep your shoulders, arms and hand muscles very tight. Kind Karma® Tip for Instructore: you can encourage each child to make a scrunchy face.
Now, ask the children to fill their lungs by breathing in through the nose and then exhale out of the mouth, making a ssshhh sound. Have each child release or let go of any tension, worries or negative feelings --- like water coming out of a faucet. Here, a dripping or leaky faucet is a good thing.
Repeat 3-5 times.
Follow with a few slow calming breaths.
Benefits of Faucet Breathing
Alleviates agitation and anger.
Relieves stress, anxiety, nervousness and tension.
A wonderful release. A discharge. The ssshhh sound teaches the children how to exhale properly.
Awesome interactive breathing technique, especially with visualization and imagination.
Teaches children how to direct their feelings and thoughts in a positive, healthy way.
Breathing exercises are a valued coping skill, that anyone can use any time.
This is a self-empowerment breathing exercise.
The ssshhh sound opens and flushes the lung meridians, stimulates energy points inside the mouth and along the lips; activates the vagus nerve; releases stored, stagnant or pent-up energy; helps to regulate or manage emotions.
Repeatedly opening and closing the hands activates the hand chakras - energy centers, and energy channels.
It's fun to learn, and fun to teach!
"Kind Karma® Kids R Key incorporates simple and, easy to learn, breathing methods as mindful learning tools for children to develop healthy coping skills. Our breathing techniques teach positive ways to channel energy, emotions and feelings, and to cope with uncomfortable, painful, conflicted or turbulent life situations." - Dean Telano
Why Do We Teach Breathing Exercises
Kids love working with the breath!
It's fun...there's so much fun to be had with breathing exercises.
Teaching children breath awareness and breath control encourages relaxation, regulates emotions and provides stress management tools.
It teaches children how to deal with nerve-wracking, fearful or anxiety-inducing situations.
Depending how it’s done, it can energize both the body and mind.
Visualization is a powerful mind-body connection tool.
Improves respiratory function and strengthens the muscle of respiration.
Strengthens abdominal muscles.
Clears and eases the mind before school tests or exams.
Promotes mindfulness, imagination, creativity and visualization.
They are wonderful, portable mood elevators.
"Kind Karma® Kids R Key breathing exercises use visualization and imagination as gateways to harmonize the body, mind and emotions." Dr. Dean Telano, Founder of Kind Karma® Worldwide
Disclaimer: This blog post is not a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any medical or psychological condition. It is not intended as a replacement or substitute for medical treatment from a health care provider for any medical or psychological condition, nor should it be used as such. For such issues, you should seek the proper treatment from a licensed physician or healthcare professional. Be sure to consult your physician before starting this or any other exercise program.
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