A mindful way to start your day…
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Welcome and hope you find this blog useful in this strange and challenging time.
I don’t know about you, but life feels like we’ve been put on a roller coaster (without our permission) and we are on for a ride of ups and downs.
I’ve been practising meditation for over 30 years and even I feel tested to my limit by world events. However I have strong resillience, mentally and emotionally, because of my meditation practice. But I realise that many people (and children) are reeling from everything and don’t have lifeskills to help them through.
So our team of Connected Kids Tutors, Trainers and Students have decided to offer some meditation practices and mindful tips on this blogpost – to be used by you, your family or both.
These are free for you to use and share.
We know how much having this skill helps us (it’s why we teach people worldwide!) and we just want to share and help everyone have a little bit more peace of mind (and resillience) through this challenging journey.
We hope it helps and please let us know via our Facebook group, or Twitter or Facebook page (or ask us a question). We’ll be adding more on as they come through so remember to visit this page or join our social media to be kept informed.
Lorraine E Murray – Founder and the Connected Kids Team
Listen to the meditation recordings (more to come). Watch the recordings and decide (or let your family choose) what feels best for you and your kids.
(Please note the quality of sound will vary as each person used whatever device they had to record from home!)
Tree of Protection Meditation for kids – by Connected Kids founder Lorraine Murray
Golden Spacesuit meditation for kids on the Autism spectrum – by Connected Kids founder Lorraine Murray
Mindful tip to engage kids in meditation – Lorraine Murray
Pranyama Breathing for Anxiety – by Judy Lam
Mindful rainbows, drawing/colouring tips by – Jackie McBeath
Mindful Colouring tips – by Lorraine Forsyth
Mindful Tips for parents – by Pippa Elwood
Coping mindfully with anxiety – by Tara Russo
Straw breath-painting – breath work (create a rainbow) – by Sue Hurst
Mindful Breath ideas for young kids (under 10) to reduce anxiety – by Lorraine Murray
Sound Meditation to help boost immune system – by Gary Posner
A note from Gary... “Before you listen to the Immune Enhancing Tuning Fork Meditation. Close your eyes and start breathing. Feel each breath you take moving through your whole body. Feel your breath waking up in every cell in your body. ”
We would also suggest asking your kids to notice where they feel the sound in their body as they listen and breathe.
3 Breaths Meditation to calm – by Alice Chinn
The Lighthouse meditation – by Sara Graham
The magical forest meditation for 7 to 11 year old kids – by Tara Russo
Rainbow breathing for kids – by Chris Maxwell
Use this link to download your copy of the Wheel of Emotions mentioned in the video.
The irony is that we use social media and tech in our lives so much that we don’t notice how much it may be affecting our well being. This is true for our kids and teens too.
Perhaps you remember the candy cigarettes we use to have as kids? You know the ones where we pretended (as kids) to smoke even though we knew it was candy. Interestingly the sales of these are now banned in the UK as society has realised, and has the research to prove, that smoking damages our health. But back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s this wasn’t the case. People thought of smoking as a slimming device or it was just regarded as a social habit. Now we know the truth.
I feel the same about phones and laptops for kids. At some point, as a society, we will realise we have allowed our children to access technology too early; children with screens attached to car seats or buggies…giving our kids our mobile phone to play with so they’ll be quiet.
It’s interesting that parents who work (and create) this technology don’t allow their children to have access to this tech.