The Groundhog Finger Meditation was such a hit that I've created another finger maze for St. Patrick's Day! Four-leaf clovers are a cute and playful way to introduce the concept of square breath. Square breath is a calming breath exercise where the inhale and exhale are equal in length--just like the four sides of a square (or, in this case, the four leaves of our lucky clover).
Here is a coloring sheet version for you to print:
Here's how it works:
You can choose to either screen-capture the graphic below for use on a tablet, or print out a physical copy.
Place your finger at the START and follow the breathing prompts.
Try to follow the maze at an even pace. Inhale and exhale, through your nose, for the entire length of each line. Pause for just a brief moment at the top and bottom of each breath.
Increases focus by having to control the finger through the tight maze while following the breath prompts.
Reduces stress by calming nerves as you increase your oxygen intake.
Improves mood by increasing the oxygen supply to the brain.
Here is a full-color version, too:
Enjoy! Please take a minute to let me know what you think in the comments below. If there is a strong, positive response to this breathing exercise, I will take the time to design more themes in the near future.