This is Starfish Breath. It is used to help children with emotional regulation by providing both tactile and visual feedback. This deep breathing exercise can help children who feel worried or anxious. Sometimes it is called “Five Finger Tracing Breath” or “Stop Sign Breath.” Put one hand up in the air spreading out your fingers. Take a deep breath in as you trace your thumb with the opposite hand. Breathe out as you move that finger down your thumb. With each inhale, trace a finger upwards. With each exhale, trace a finger downwards. Pause a moment before trying your other hand.