Triangle Breathing

Triangle Breathing

Ease daily stress with this triangle breathing technique.

Difficulty: 1/5

TIME

1 minute at least. Use this technique for as long as you feel necessary or until you feel calm and your stress has been reduced.

Participants

1 – unlimited Humans

Core Competency Connection

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MATERIALS

If trying this technique for the first time, a computer with internet connection can be used to follow along with the YouTube video.

PREP

  • Clear your mind and remove yourself from distractions.
  • Load YouTube video if trying this technique for the first time.

The Process

Step 1: Discuss.

  • Discuss the importance of breathing and its association with wellness. This activity can be used as preparation for tests or assessment feedback, or any time students are experiencing anxiety.

Step 2: Inhale.

  • Picture a triangle. Starting at the bottom left of the triangle, breathe in for three counts as you trace up the first side of the triangle.

Step 3: Hold.

Hold your breath for three counts as you trace down the second side of the triangle.

Step 4: Exhale.

  • Breathe out for three counts as you trace across the final side of the triangle. Repeat this breathing cycle as many times as you like.

Tips & Tricks

Discuss the importance of breathing and its association to wellness with your students and peers. Load the video and have students follow along. https://youtu.be/G4-hVD9Tj6E

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