By Dean Telano
Breathe with Kindness & Cope with Hope. Triangle Breathing: Kind Karma Kids Yoga. Youth Empowerment.
Kind Karma® Yoga Initiative: Youth Empowerment Of Wholeness (YEOW)
Kind Karma® Yoga Initiative: Youth Empowerment Of Wholeness (YEOW). YEOW promotes youth empowerment through kind karma® kid's yoga, awaken with meditation, mindfulness techniques, awaken qigong, gong & sound therapy (GST), positive thinking, imagery & visualization, aromatherapy, energy and crystal therapy, and interconnectivity with nature through shamanic themed events.
A KIND KARMA® KIDS YOGA BREATHING EXERCISE
(FOR ADULTS, TOO!)
"A Kinder YOU is a Kinder World." - Dean Telano
Posture for Kind Karma® Triangle Breathing
Find a relaxed, comfortable position. You could be seated on a chair or on the floor on a cushion. When sitting in a chair, be sure your feet are flat on the floor.
Gently rock side to side, or forward and backward, until you feel calmer or a sense of quite.
Align your head, neck, and spine. Feel tall. Feel expanded. Feel the Light.
As you lengthen your spine, soften your face and neck, and lower and relax your shoulders.
Relax your arms as you rest your hands in your lap or lightly on the knees. You can also place your hands in your favorite hand gesture or mudra.
Softy close your eyes.
Take in some deep belly breaths. Kind Karma® Kids Yoga Tip: Breathe in through your nose and let your belly fill with air. Breathe out through your nose. Now, place one hand on your belly and the other hand on your chest. As you breathe in, feel your belly rise. As you breathe out, feel your belly move inward, towards the spine. The hand on your belly should move more than the one that's on your chest. Take three more full, deep breaths.
Instructions for Kind Karma® Yoga Triangle Breath
Technique #1: Using Breath Counting - 3:3:3
Start at the bottom left of the triangle.
Breathe in for a count of 3 as you visualize the left side of the triangle.
Hold your breath for a count of 3 as you visualize the right side of the triangle.
Breathe out for a count of 3 as you visualize the bottom of the triangle.
You have just completed one full, deep breath.
Repeat for 3 to 5 minutes.
Kind Karma® Yoga Tips
You can trace the sides of the triangle as you practice this breath.
The breath count is just an approximate number. More importantly, try to keep your breath deep, relaxed and calm.
Use longer breaths counts when you become comfortable with this breathing exercise.
Technique #2: Using Positive Affirmations
"I AM Kind"
"LET IT GO"
"CREATE KIND KARMA"
Kind Karma® Yoga Tips
I am Peace.
I am Positive.
Sing, Dance, Laugh.
Smile, Smile, Smile.
I Love Nature.
I Love Yoga.
I Love (fill in the blank).
I am Forgiving.
I am Awesome.
My Feelings Matter.
I am Beautiful.
I am Confident.
Love, Compassion, Kindness.
I am Grateful.
Technique #3: Using Healing Sounds or Mantras
"OM AH HUM"
Kind Karma® Yoga Tips
Use any three sounds.
Only use mantras if you are comfortable with them and they are meaningful to you.
Benefits of Triangle Breathing
"Kind Karma® Kids Yoga incorporates easy to learn breathing methods as mindful learning tools for children to develop healthy coping skills. Our breathing techniques teach positive ways to channel energy, emotions and feelings, and to cope with uncomfortable, painful, conflicted or turbulent life situations." - Dean Telano
Kids love working with the breath!
Teaching children breath awareness and breath control encourages relaxation, regulates emotions and provides stress management tools.
It teaches children how to deal with nerve-wracking, fearful or anxiety-inducing situations.
Depending how it’s done, it can energize both the body and mind.
Visualization is a powerful mind-body connection tool.
Improves respiratory function and strengthens the muscle of respiration.
Clears and calms the mind, and reduces anxiety and stress.
Promotes mindfulness, imagination, creativity and visualization.
They are wonderful, portable mood elevators.
"Kind Karma® Yoga uses our visualization and imagination as gateways to nurture, heal and harmonize our heart, body and mind." - Dean Telano
"Living Yoga from the Heart with a Spiritual Flair"
For More Information
Kind Karma Yoga & Holistic Center
Kind Karma® Yoga Website:
Awaken with Meditation Courses:
Gong & Sound Training (GST):
Disclaimer: This blog post is not a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any medical or psychological condition. It is not intended as a replacement or substitute for medical treatment from a health care provider for any medical or psychological condition, nor should it be used as such. For such issues, you should seek the proper treatment from a licensed physician or healthcare professional. Be sure to consult your physician before starting this or any other exercise program.
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