Te hā is like the tūāpapa for all of this mahi. Everything we do - whether it’s mauri tau, yoga, mindful communication - always starts with te hā.”

In this episode of Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai, we learn about the importance of te hā, the breath, with Kristina Cavit, founder of The Kindness Institute. 

“It’s not rocket science, you don’t need to do anything special,” says Kristina. “You’re just following your inhale and your exhale because that’s going to bring you to your tinana. And that’s going to connect you to your wairua.”

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is a 10-part series of practical mental wellbeing tools told through a Te Ao Māori worldview with honest kōrero, humour and shared stories. 

Watch the whole series here. 

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is created by The Kindness Institute, with funding support from Te Māngai Pāho. 

Where to get help:

  • 1737: The nationwide, 24/7 mental health support line. Call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.
  • Suicide Crisis Line: Free call 0508 TAUTOKO or 0508 828 865. Nationwide 24/7 support line operated by experienced counsellors with advanced suicide prevention training. 
  • Youthline: Free call 0800 376 633, free text 234. Nationwide service focused on supporting young people.

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