Ever wish you could be a fire-breathing dragon? Well, you can! Dragon Breath is a playful way to release pent up tension or frustration and have fun at the same time. A fabulous self-regulation tool for kids, you can teach children the breathing technique as outlined below or combine dragon breath with a body movement as demonstrated in the featured Mindful Mini video.
Happy breathing, stretching, playing!
Lisa Roberts xoxo
Adapted from Teach Your Child Meditation by Lisa Roberts (Sterling 2018)
How does it help?
Dragon Breath is a great tool to have in your toolbox for times when you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or frustrated. Letting all of those feelings go, Dragon Breath will have you feeling stress-free and chilled out in no time.
· Begin in a comfortable position, either seated or lying down.
· Take an easy breath in through the nose, slowly filling your lungs until you feel your belly gently expand.
· Open your mouth and let the breathe out with an *“aaaaaah” sound.
· Repeat 3-5 times.
*Tip: Be sure to maintain control of your dragon’s fire-breath! Imagine your dragoon is toasting a marsh-mellow and if he forces the air out too quickly the marsh-mellow will burn to a crisp, if he aspirates, the heat from his breath will gently and evenly toast the delicate marsh-mellow to perfection.
Mindful Mini #23 Fire Breathing Dragon
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