Hi Friends, it’s Emily here with today’s Brain Break. So I bet you’re wondering, what is a Brain Break? Well they’re quick activities that help our mind refocus so we can learn a little bit more about our bodies and feelings. Let’s see what today’s is. Today’s Brain Break is all about how to relax different parts of our bodies. So I just want you to get comfortable, maybe it’s s sitting like me cross legged or lying on your bed, whatever works for you. The first part we’re going to relax are our hands and our arms. So I want you to use one hand and imagine you’re squeezing a lemon. So your whole arm should get tense and tight and you might able to feel your muscle Imagine you’re squeezing all the juice out of that and then drop it on the floor. Wiggle your fingers, your arms should feel pretty loose, they might tingle. Should feel lots looser than when you were squeezing it. Let’s try our other hand. Grab a lemon and squeeze it nice and hard and imagine all the juice is running out Again your arm should get nice and tight. And then drop it on the floor and wiggle those fingers. Do your arms and hands feel a little bit looser? The next place we’re going to try and relax are our arms and our shoulders this time. Instead of lemons, we’re going to think we’re outside in the snow and we want to build a snowman. The first thing we’re going to do is push a big snow ball to make the big bottom of our snowman So we’re going to reach our arms all the way out in front of us and really push those arms and imagine you’re pushing a big snowball. You should feel your arms get tight just like when we did the lemons and those shoulders should be tight too this time so push as hard as we can. Now the next step to make our snowman is to take the next snowball and put it on top of our snowman. So now we’re lifting this really big snowball over our head, we’re going to push it all as high as we can. Your back might feel taller your arms will go all the way up. Phoof, that was a lot of work. Do your arms feel lighter now? Another place we can relax are our neck and our shoulders. We’re going to be another animal this time, we’re going to thing that we’re a turtle. And turtles can get into those shells. So think you’re a turtle and it’s starting to rain and we’re going to get into our shell by bringing our shoulders up to our ears and bring our ears down to our necks. So bring it all the way up as high as you can. Leave it there. And release and then drop them down. Let’s do it one more time. All the way up and hold it as hard as you can. And drop them, perfect. The last one we’re going to do is our face and our nose. This time you’re going to imagine there is a pesky little fly in the room and lands right on our nose. You can’t use our hands to get it off. So we’re going to have to move and wrinkle our nose as much as we can to get the fly off. First like this. And you have to make as many wrinkles on our nose as you can. You might have to close your eyes to get it off. Just like this. Perfect and real your face. Thanks for trying that Brain Break with me, it can be really helpful to learn how to relax different parts of our bodies in case we’re feeling nervous, worried or scared. Our body might get tense and it’s really helpful to make it loose again. Not every Brain Break may work for you but you should try a bunch of different ones so you can build your own toolbox of ones that work just for you. Thanks for watching.