Recently the Tornado had a hard morning.
She was unable to lick her forearms.
I was unable to help her feel better.
Mid-DoodleWalk she plopped and, as she phrases it, tried to compose herself.
It reminded me meditation need not be long or formal.
Meditation can happen anywhere at any time.
Meditation is really 3 short steps:
walking & notice how your child self-soothes.
wherever you are and follow suit.
as best you can and as fits your mood.
AmyC saysJuly 23, 2014 at 3:17 am
I really need to work on my #wycwyc
Runner Girl saysJuly 23, 2014 at 4:05 am
I overcomplicate meditation.
Sole Aniston saysJuly 29, 2014 at 4:12 am
So do I. I bring a little OCD into my meditation routines, which frustrates me even more. Carla? What do you do when it’s not completely silent, or void of onlookers? (I’m a little shy)
Selly saysJuly 23, 2014 at 4:09 am
Meditation is a great way to improve your self. Though its a good way to fresh your mind but you can do gym also to fit your body and take some healthier tonic to live a good and happy life and come out from your distress
Linz @ Itz Linz saysJuly 23, 2014 at 4:24 am
stop, drop, and meditate! love!
Coco saysJuly 23, 2014 at 4:32 am
I think I need to start with stand, stretch, and breathe.
Healthy Mama saysJuly 23, 2014 at 5:04 am
Kids teach us so much.
lindsay Cotter saysJuly 23, 2014 at 5:05 am
stop, drop , and … roll into your soul perhaps?
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast saysJuly 23, 2014 at 5:06 am
Taking a moment to slow down is so powerful. I often remind my daughter (and myself!) to take deep breaths when she’s flying out of control and it always helps us both.
Krysten (@darwinianfail) saysJuly 23, 2014 at 5:42 am
first of all I love that she was even self-aware enough to know that she needed to take a breath. Tornado = amazing!
misszippy saysJuly 23, 2014 at 5:55 am
It’s fantastic when a child can be self aware enough to recognize the needed pause. I am working on this with my daughter. Last week while at the shore with a friend, she needed her space on occasion. She was just take off on a little walk and come back ready to deal. I told her how proud I was of her–not long ago that same scenario would have involved some not-so-calm behavior!
Jody - Fit at 56 saysJuly 23, 2014 at 6:35 am
LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! I started Gratitude MOnday due to a lady I knew that also talked about a 4 minute breather meditation! 🙂
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables saysJuly 23, 2014 at 6:39 am
Your daughter is so much more wise than many people MUCH older than her!
Jenny saysJuly 23, 2014 at 6:47 am
I second this notion!
Carla saysJuly 23, 2014 at 7:32 am
and I swear it be NATURE too 🙂 she’s so willing to try and help herself–it always makes me WANT to help her, too.
Alysia Lowe Ehle saysJuly 23, 2014 at 7:32 am
I need to get better at this.
Kat saysJuly 23, 2014 at 7:56 am
Jules Biggirlbombshell saysJuly 23, 2014 at 8:00 am
YES! The biggest part of my #wycwyc! which has gotten me through some pretty rough months!
MamaBearJune saysJuly 23, 2014 at 9:44 am
You can tell you are not in Texas right now or your legs and booty would be all blistered! 😉
AY saysJuly 23, 2014 at 9:52 am
Great reminder! Also, I have (and love) those sandals.
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie saysJuly 23, 2014 at 11:29 am
Your daughter sounds awesome. I really need to meditate more.
Yum Yucky saysJuly 23, 2014 at 11:36 am
I blame you for not being able to meditatively concentrate. I’m too focused on that awesome top you’re wearing in the pic. #sorry
cherylann saysJuly 23, 2014 at 3:23 pm
Preschoolers benefit from meditation…yes, we can teach it. Have been doing it myself since 1970…ish.
Sandra Laflamme saysJuly 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm
I love this and need to teach my five (almost 6) year old. She sometimes has a hard time with self-soothing.
Kelly saysJuly 24, 2014 at 6:11 am
I need to do this when I find myself in a tizzy over something silly.
mimi saysJuly 24, 2014 at 3:43 pm
There’s always a moment to stop and take a deep breath.