Breathing and relaxation exercises NAME OF THE ACTIVITY: Learning to breathe
What the activity is about? The main purpose of the activity is to put the stress out. AND To take some time to relax by doing some guided breathing exercises.
Steps to follow Relax your body: shoulders back and forth /free movement / get straight
Steps to follow Rabbit´s breathing: -Breathing like rabbits when they smell carrots -To instruct and lead by example -Close your eyes -3 Quick breaths through the nose, exhale through the mouth once
Steps to follow 3. Bear´s breathing: -Breathing as the bear when you are sleeping/ analogy of the balloon -We put our hands on our stomach to feel our breathing -Close your eyes -Inhale deeply (4 seconds) /keep the air (2)/exhale slowly (8)
Steps to follow 4. Lion´s breathing: -Imitate the lion when he roars -Inhale deeply (4 seconds) / Hold the air (2)/Exhale sticking out your tongue and roaring like a lion.
Steps to follow 5. Guided relaxation -Put straight -Close your eyes -Pay attention to your breathing -Imagine a wonderful place that makes you feel happy (garden, beach) -Inhale (4 seconds)/hold your breath (2)/exhale (8) -Repeat the exercise, but this time just paying attention to the music.
Steps to follow 6. Talk about how everyone felt with the breathing exercises.