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Relaxing during long journeys

Here are some relaxations and stretches to help children to release tension during travel. 

Here are some relaxations and stretches to help children to release tension during travel. It only takes a few seconds to stop and practice one of these stretches and is a great way to give children a breather. Please ensure that children stretch slowly and do not hold their breath. Make sure they do not bounce during any stretch and only hold to a mid point of tension.

. Sit with your arms by your side, gently roll your shoulders backwards 10 times and then roll them forward 10 times.

. Sit with your arms by your side, pull your shoulders up to your ears. Hold for 4 counts and then drop them down. Repeat this exercise.

. Give yourself a big hug and slowly lean forward, so feeling a nice open feeling in your back. Breathe in and out. Slowly bring your arms back to your lap.