Heartbeat Slow-Fast-Slow

As promised, here’s another exercise to practice Mindfulness!

Materials You’ll Need…

  • An open space
Place your hand on your heart and feel the beating of your heart. Take note of how fast or slow it’s beating. How are you feeling in this moment?
Next, stand up and do 10 jumping jacks. (This activity can be altered using various exercises of your choice.) Once you’ve done them, place your hand back on your heart and notice the difference in how it is beating compared to when you were at rest. How are you feeling now?
As your heartbeat begins to slow back down and resume its normal rhythm, pay attention to how your whole body is feeling. How do your legs feel? How do your arms feel? How does it feel to breathe in and out? Take in the moment and monitor your body as it recovers from the brief exercise you just did.

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at KatrinasResources.com or view her educational resources on TeachersPayTeachers.com.

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