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Owl Breath

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To help students think, focus and create

  1. Stand in Mountain or sit with a tall, straight spine. Hold your hands by your waist as though you are holding on to a large branch like an owl. Breathe in, making an “o” shape with your mouth, sucking in a very deep breath.
    • Breathe in, making an “o” shape with your mouth, sucking in a very deep breath.

  2. Feel your belly push out as your lungs fill with air.
  3. Breathe out making a gentle, quiet WHOOOOO sound as long as possible, completely emptying our lungs of air, feeling our tummies deflate or flatten.
  4. Repeat five times. In: “o” Out: “WHOOOO”

Adapted from http://kidsrelaxation.com

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