“I now breathe in the light and exhale the darkness. Kids Kicking Cancer brings me happiness in every way” – Colin.
Black belt ceremony
Before terminally-ill children pass away, a special ceremony is held with family and friends, the children are then presented with their black belt. The ceremonies are sometimes filled with hundreds of people or more intimate settings for immediate family.
“When we give children this black belt, we embroider the child’s name on one side and the words ‘master teacher’ on the other, because they really are teaching the world” – Rabbi G.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH
The Stress Response is the body’s natural message for “flight or fight.” While it may work wonders in the jungle when attempting to kill or avoiding being killed, it can cause damage to our lives, our health and our relationships when we can’t let go of the ‘flight’ or ‘fight’ – which is why it is important to be able to control these ‘stresses’ through breathing exercises or meditation.
Breath belongs to the body’s autonomic or involuntary nervous system. It is the one part of that system that we can control very easily. When we inhale and “lift ourselves up” in the process we become primed for the exhale. In the exhale we can release the tension of our muscles. When we put that all together, we have a “Breath Brake”©.