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If you have found that breathing exercises are an anchor for you, here is a great one to practice. It is based on the old childhood game of follow the leader. In this practice, you follow your inhales and exhales as they travel in and out of you. This helps you to notice your breath and focus. You should pay attention to how the breath feels going in, the pause between in the inhale and exhale, and then how the breath feels leaving your body. You can breath in through the nose and out through the mouth if that feels comfortable.
This is a great exercise to do with children or anyone who is trying to establish a focus on breathing. It is calming helps the brain and nervous system to relax. Enjoy!!!