Deep Breathing Printables
Sometimes you need a visual to help teach deep breathing. Here are printable pages of 4 simple breathing techniques - square breathing, figure 8 breathing, star breathing and triangle breathing.
Triangle - Breathe in for 3, hold for 3, breathe out for 3
Square Breathing - Breathe in for 4, Hold for 4, breathe out for 4, hold for 4.
Lazy 8 - Start with an image of an 8 on it’s side (it looks like an infinity sign). Starting in the middle, go up to the left and trace the left part of the 8 with your finger while you breathe in. When you get to the middle of the 8 again, breathe out while you trace the right part of the 8 with your finger.
Star Breathing - Breathe in, hold at the point, breathe out, keep going until you’ve gone around the whole star.
These are great deep breathing exercises, perfect for a school counseling office, a calm down space at home or school, or a child's room.