Updated: Dec 17, 2022
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
Posture for Triangle Breathing
Find a relaxed, comfortable position. You could be seated on a chair or on the floor on a cushion. When sitting in a chair, be sure your feet are flat on the floor.
Gently rock side to side, or forward and backward, until you feel calmer or a sense of quiet.
Align your head, neck, and spine. Feel tall. Feel expanded. Feel the Light.
As you lengthen your spine, soften your face and neck, and lower and relax your shoulders.
Relax your arms as you rest your hands in your lap or lightly on the knees. You can also place your hands in your favorite hand gesture or mudra.
Softy close your eyes.
Take in some deep belly breaths. Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Tip: Breathe in through your nose and let your belly fill with air. Breathe out through your nose. Now, place one hand on your belly and the other hand on your chest. As you breathe in, feel your belly rise. As you breathe out, feel your belly move inward, towards the spine. The hand on your belly should move more than the one that's on your chest. Take three more full, deep breaths.
Instructions for Triangle Breathing Using Breath Counting - 3:3:3
Start at the bottom left of the triangle.
Breathe in for a count of 3 as you visualize the left side of the triangle.
Hold your breath for a count of 3 as you visualize the right side of the triangle.
Breathe out for a count of 3 as you visualize the bottom of the triangle.
You have just completed one full, deep breath.
Repeat for 3 to 5 minutes.
Kind Karma® Tips
You can trace the sides of the triangle as you practice the breath exercise.
The breath count is just an approximate number. More importantly, try to keep your breath deep, relaxed and calm.
Use longer breath counts when you become comfortable with the breathing exercise.
Technique #1: Breath Counting - 3:3:3
Technique #2: Breath Counting - 3:3:3 with an Affirmation for the Situation
I am Peace.
I am Positive.
Sing, Dance, Laugh.
Smile, Smile, Smile.
I Love Nature.
I Love God.
I Love (fill in the blank).
I am Awesome.
My Feelings Matter.
I am Beautiful.
I am Confident.
Love, Compassion, Kindness.
I am Grateful.
Benefits of Triangle Breathing
Kids love working with the breath!
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.
Clears and calms the mind, and reduces anxiety and stress.
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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