In this prayer space we reflect how using a breathing exercise can help us to release our anxieties and give them to God in prayer

Equipment: Own hand

  • Early Years
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Learning breathing techniques can help us to cope with big feelings.

  • Stretch out one hand, so you have space between your fingers. Hold up your pointer finger from the other hand. Starting at the bottom of your thumb, trace up the side of each finger and then down the other side.
  • As you go up the side of a finger, breathe in and think of good things or things you are thankful for. As you go down the other side, breathe out, and try to let go of your worries.
  • Be still, and let God hold you in His loving arms.


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