An awesome video where kids show us the meaning of mindfulness…just breathe, they say

July 14, 2015

Have you ever given thought to how kids deal with tough situations, and how their minds work?

This wonderful unscripted video, “Just Breathe” features six kids who show us what they do when they’re faced with challenging moments, and watching it was a brilliant reminder and “lesson”.

The video was uploaded by mom Julie Bayer Salzman, who went on a course at the mindfulness training centre, Mindful Schools.

She explains on YouTube:

“The inspiration for ‘Just Breathe; first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths — all things they were beginning to learn… 

As a filmmaker, I am always interested in finding a subject worthy of filming, and I felt strongly that Mindfulness was a necessary concept to communicate visually. Thankfully my husband, who happens to be my filmmaking partner, agreed. We made “Just Breathe” with our son, his classmates and their family members one Saturday afternoon. The film is entirely unscripted – what the kids say is based purely on their own neuro-scientific understanding of difficult emotions, and how they cope through breathing and meditation. They, in turn, are teaching us all …”

If ever you need a reminder of why you should calm down, or how to do it, watch this. And just breathe.




Via Huffington Post

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