Updated: Dec 14, 2021
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. Furthermore, many of our breathing techniques are intended to enhance brain health and fitness, improving academic skills.
"Empowering our youth for a positive, high vibration future." - Kind Karma® Worldwide
KIND KARMA® KIDS SHAPE BREATHING EXERCISE
What is Infinity Breath?
Infinity Breathing, also referred to as Lazy Eight Breathing, is when you have children trace the infinity sign or the number eight laying on its side with one finger while breathing in and out.
How to Practice Infinity Breath
Trace an infinity sign or a number eight laying on its side. Starting in the middle and using the index finger, your child will trace the left part of the eight while breathing in and the right while breathing out.
Kind Karma® Tips
As your child traces, make sure he keeps the middle of his body in the center of the eight. This will insure he is crossing midline.
When teaching young children provide them with a printout which they can trace with their finger.
To explore the tactile senses, use different textures or mediums to trace or draw on.
Switch tracing fingers.
Use both dominant and non-dominant hands.
How to Teach Infinity Breathing
"Let’s trace our infinity sign five times with your index finger on your right hand. Breathe in as you move your finger left, breathe out as you move your finger the other direction.
Now, switch hands and trace five times with the left index finger.
Now let’s use both index fingers to trace the infinity sign ten times.
What does the infinity sign remind you of?
I see beautiful butterfly wings. What do you see?"
Benefits of Infinity Breath
Encourages deep, balanced breathing.
The breath cycle is soothing and calming.
Steadies the mind, and Increases mindfulness, focus and body awareness.
Improves brain health and fitness:
Crossing midline strengthens neural pathways between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
Crossing midline is important for establishing hand dominance and many other academic skills.
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.
Breathing exercises are empowering!
Breathing exercises are a valued coping skill, that anyone can use any time.
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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