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5 Finger Breathing

Breathing is essential for calming the mind and practicing mindfulness. It brings attention to the present moment and promotes relaxation. When we focus on our breath, we are able to become more aware of our thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. This helps us develop a greater sense of self-awareness. For this week, the mindfulness technique will be centered around breathing!

  1. Open the palm of one hand wide.

  2. With the pointer finger of the opposite hand, trace your fingers while breathing.

  3. Inhale through your nose as you move up one finger.

  4. Exhale through your nose as you move down the opposite side of the same finger.

  5. Repeat on each finger.

For me, finding accessible quick ways to practice mindfulness especially with minimal equipment is extremely important. I hope this technique will help those who are looking for something similar. Remember the importance of PLAY!

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