Monday, March 21, 2016

Mindfulness Monday (Pebble Breathing)

I recently ordered the book A Handful of Quiet:  Happiness in Four Pebbles, by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book has been a great tool for teaching mindful breathing.  The pebbles give children a tangible way to return to their breath and connect with the world around them.  All you need for this exercise is a piece of paper for each student, 4 pebbles per student and a quiet spot.  Each pebble in the story represents a different image and quality:  the freshness and beauty of a flower, the solidity of a mountain, the calmness of water, and the freedom of space.  Breathing in and out, students will pick up one pebble at a time and see themselves as that image.  There is a PDF from Mindful Kids that describes pebble breathing HERE.  I used the Pebble Meditation Practice Worksheet and  I downloaded the pebble mediation cards and laminated them for students.

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You can purchase A Handful of Quiet:  Happiness in Four Pebbles HERE.

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