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Stress and Anger Release Techniques for Kids by Susan Kramer


1. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
2. Benefits of Practicing Quiet Time
3. Benefits of Yoga with Learning Disabilities
4. Benefits of Yoga with Mixed Ages and Abilities
5. Biking for Stress Relief
6. Conquering Stress and Anger with Meditation Ebook
7. Walking Off Angry Feelings
8. Instant Anger Release Method - Very Useful
9. Instant Stress Release Technique
10. Intermediate Quiet Time Session to Reduce Stress
11. Jogging as Stress Relief for Kids
12. Kids and Teens Moving for Stress Relief
13. Kids Learn to Replace a Stubborn Attitude
14. Kids Managing Anger with Good Habits
15. Meditation for ADHD and all Kids
16. Relaxation Response Exercises in the LD Classroom
17. Stress Relief Lesson for Preschoolers
18. Taking a Walk for Stress Reduction in School
19. Walking Away Stress with a Guided Meditation
20. Water Play and Swimming for Stress Reduction
21. When Anger in Kids Can Be Useful

12. Kids and Teens Moving for Stress Relief

Getting outside and moving in the fresh air is revitalizing; energizing and suitable for kids and teens including those with learning disabilities. Since moving does not require academic skills it can be a success story for those struggling with their studies. Moving distracts the mind from mental issues, relieving stress.

Moving activities, such as walking, running, swimming, biking or any repetitive rhythmic movement can become a regular personal practice anywhere.

Also, the change of scene provides a distraction; time away from a sticky situation or problem. Sometimes a short breathing space is all that is needed to gain another perspective.

Here's a way to start

Begin by breathing in and out in an even and equally spaced pattern. Listen to your breaths if it is quiet, but most importantly, breathe in and out evenly. Example: Breathe in 1 count; breathe out 1 count; breathe in 1 count and continue this pattern without actually saying the numbers. Just keep up the rhythm.

Now, begin walking, hop on your bike, or do another rhythmic exercise for at least 5 minutes. While exercising, enjoy the scenery and relax your mind from what you have been doing or thinking.

When you are ready to stop, take time to stretch and take a deep breath in and slowly release it.

If you are biking or running you may find you can pedal both right and left foot on each count, or take 2 running steps on each count.

Moving and breathing rhythmically is energizing. It brings body, mind and emotions into a greater feeling of balance, which can be felt as harmony with people, surroundings, and activities in life.

Walking is perhaps the most convenient moving meditation. Swing your arms back and forth in opposition. When you step forward with your right foot, swing your left arm forward, and when you step forward with your left foot, swing your right arm forward. If you watch runners, you'll see them using their arms and legs this way.

If you are feeling angry, upset or anxious and can't go outside for a walk, begin breathing in and out evenly, while walking around the room, along the halls at school or another indoor space.

Article by Susan Kramer

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