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  • Affectionate Breathing

    Published on June 9, 2020
    Dr. Roxane Chan leads a guided meditation on affectionate breathing.

  • Dragon Breathing

    Deep breathing is one of the most important tools to lower stress in your body. Practice this fun breathing technique with your children. Breathe deeply and exhale as if you’re fogging up a bathroom mirror or breathing fire like a dragon. Take three deep dragon breaths seeing how loudly you can exhale.

  • Conscious Breathing

    Try intentionally slowing down your breathing. Each time you inhale think to yourself, “I am breathing in for one,” and as you exhale think, “I am breathing out for one.” Repeat this until you reach the number five. Then pause and notice how you feel. You can repeat this breathing exercise anytime you feel overwhelmed.

  • Straw Breathing

    Practice taking slow, deep breaths out. Sometimes when we feel anxious or stressed our breathing gets quick and shallow. Focusing on slowing down and lengthening your breathing can help you feel calm. You can use a straw to practice these slow breaths. Take a deep breath in, put the straw to your lips and slowly breathe out.

  • Bubble Breathing

    When blowing bubbles, we breath in and purse our lips and breath out slowly. When bubble breathing, you breath the same way: in slowly through the nose and out through pursed lips. The next time you're feeling overwhelmed, take a time out and practice bubble breathing to regain your composure and feel calm.

  • Belly Breathing

    Taking full, deep breaths is a great way to calm down and manage your stress. Belly breaths is a way to practice taking those slow, deep breaths. Place your hand on your belly and as you breathe in notice your belly expanding or getting bigger. As you breathe out, notice your belly contracting or getting smaller. Keep belly breathing until you feel calm.

  • Pinwheel Breathing

    You can use a pinwheel to practice taking deep breaths. Take a deep breathe in and as you breathe out, blow onto your pinwheel and watch it spin. You can adjust your breathing to make the pinwheel spin fast or slow. If you don’t have a pinwheel you can use a feather, cotton ball or anything light enough to move when you blow on it.

  • Breathing with Trust and Gratitude to Find Balance

    Published on June 9, 2020
    Dr. Roxane Chan leads a guided meditation on breathing with gratitude.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Circle Breathing

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will use the “Circle Breathing” handout to learn a technique for connecting breathing to visual and hands-on learning.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Breathing Sphere

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will learn a basic breathing technique that both adults and children can use whenever they feel tense or stressed, and need a calming exercise.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Cloud Breathing

    Published on January 8, 2021
    In this activity, you will use your breath to explore fast and slow breathing, as well as breathing through your nose and mouth. This activity will teach you to “see” the breaths you take.

  • Breathing is the key to relaxation

    Published on December 29, 2016
    Learn how breathing can help calm you and relieve stress.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Breathing - Cotton Ball Challenge

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will learn that proper breathing helps build lung capacity.

  • Breathing has more to offer than oxygen

    Published on March 13, 2017
    Using the breathing practices of "Pranayama" and to improve your overall health and well-being.

  • Deep breathing can help you manage stress

    Published on December 19, 2017
    Think of deep breathing as a powerful, free tool that you can use to help reduce stress.

  • Begin with your breathing for improved health and wellness

    Published on March 5, 2015
    Controlling your breath and making a practice of regular, deep breathing may be one easy way to lower your stress level as well as provide many other health benefits.

  • The importance of proper breathing in managing chronic pain

    Published on December 4, 2012
    Better breathing to manage pain.

  • Breathing wildfire smoke can have serious health consequences

    Published on January 26, 2015
    Young children and individuals with heart or lung conditions are especially vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself and family members from wildfire smoke.

  • Regular breathing and proper posture when exercising is important

    Published on December 22, 2016
    Holding your breath and poor posture are two mistakes that can easily sideline you with an injury and keep you from your weekly exercise routine.

  • Improve your stress and overall health by just breathing

    Published on November 3, 2015
    Consider these simple solutions for stress relief.