Race Track Breaths: A Mindfulness Breathing Exercise for Relaxation and Calm

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This printable set includes a Race Track themed mindful breathing exercise poster x 2 , prompt card, full instructional script for the exercise and mindful colouring page. I hand drew and painted the watercolour image which acts as a bright and calming visual aid for the exercise.

Race Track Breaths or Lazy 8 Breaths as they are also known, is a soothing, shape breathing technique. This mindful breathing activity, is also a cross lateral exercise that connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain helping to calm and focus. This is a versatile exercise, you can practice with toy cars or your fingers on the track and also once you have practiced, the shape can be traced in the air with your finger.

Race Track Breaths affirmation: I am focused as a race car

Why Teach and Practice Mindful Breathing:

When you practice mindful breathing you are using your breath and senses to develop your attention and focus skills, which can have lots of benefits at home and in the classroom. It is also a great coping skill for learning to manage our emotions and helps to elicit the relaxation response and a feeling of calm.

Ways to Use:

✪ At home with your children
✪ In a Calm Corner or Zen Den
✪ As part of story time or craft with a related theme
✪ Include in a topic about vehicles
✪ Counselling office or classroom decor


  • Race Track Breaths Card and Instructions
  • Race Track Breaths Intro Script
  • Race Track Breaths Poster x 2
  • Mindful Colouring Activity

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