Belly Breathing

By TLC
Posted on November 10, 2013, in Stress and Anxiety

Framing:
I am going to teach you how to do belly breathing. This is good to do when you are worried, scared or angry. Deep breaths like this can help make stress go away.

Directions:

  1. Lie on your back. Close your eyes. Put your hands on your belly.
  2. Keep your mouth closed. Breathe slowly through your nose. Let’s count to six while you breathe in.
  3. Hold that air in your body while you count to two in your head.
  4. Slowly let the air out through your mouth or nose.

Try it now. Breathe in through your nose. Hold the air in your body. Slowly let the air out.

Reframing:
What did you feel your belly do? Your belly should go up and down when you take deep breaths. That is why it is called belly breathing! Taking deep breaths can help make stress go away. Taking deep breaths may help you feel happy. Taking deep breaths is good for your body, too.

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