Join with millions of people around the world in the practice of peace, happiness and freedom from suffering - the practice of meditation. In this book, you will find clear, simple instructions on an ancient meditation practice free from religious dogma or spiritual mumbo-jumbo; a practice that has helped generation after generation of ordinary people free themselves from all forms of mental and physical suffering.
Author: Marie Delanote
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-05-22
Genre: Family & Relationships
"Acorns to Great Oaks – Meditations for Children" helps children to become and stay aware of the world around them, aware of their own fabulousness, aware of energy, aware of their thoughts and feelings influencing their lives and that of others, aware of their connection with this beautiful planet we live on, and aware of how they can change anything for the better, easily and quickly, in order to create trust, strength and happiness. We are creatures of habit. If we can pick up 'bad' habits (stress, anger), we can also be taught good habits (relaxation, trust, conscious breathing, forgiveness, peace…). We need to teach children how to manage their own behavior instead of having others manage it for them. Meditation and being aware is coming to a place within your heart and mind where you feel happy and trusting so you can feel good again, in and after any situation, wherever you are and as quickly as possible. Visualizing specific pictures in the mind supports this. It teaches children power and control over how they feel, what's happening and where they want to be in life! Acorns to Great Oaks – Meditations for Children contains 22 short meditations to help children on their way, so they can then easily apply 'coping mechanisms' into real life. An Audio-CD with the meditations from this book is also available (978-1-84409-727-2).
Author: Eline Snel
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.
A much-needed antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who wish to participate in the wondrous process of bringing new life into the world. Its ideas derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind, and spirit, and the latest Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the best information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to ensure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words, and actions from the very moment of conception. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives is rich in practical information, including strategies to help enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each of their five senses, as well as through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mother’s stress and improve the infant’s emotional environment, as do tips for conscious communication with a partner. Exercises prepare parents for the experience of childbirth itself, followed by natural approaches to dealing with the first weeks of parenting, from healing herbs to enhancing your milk supply to coping with postpartum depression. Inspiring, expansive, and remarkably informative, this unique book from acclaimed experts in mind-body medicine will profoundly enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The ability to relax is an essential skill in our hectic world today. We hope that children can lead happy, relaxed, and calm lives, but often we neither teach them how to do this nor do we lead by example. This book provides stories to help children learn to calm their bodies and relax their minds. Teaching a child the ability to consciously relax the body and clear the mind can also help address larger issues such as: anxiety, sleep disorders, nightmares, being scared of the dark at bedtime, depression, low self-esteem or negativity, life changes such as moving, divorce, changing schools, etc. Wildly imaginative and full of whimsical joy, Imaginations: Fun Relaxtion Stories and Meditations for Kids imparts to children a life lesson as important as any other they will ever learn: relaxation makes your body feel good, your mind calm, and it's fun!
Comment enseigner la méditation aux enfants Enfin des scripts de méditation variés consacrés aux enfants! Une véritable plongée dans le monde des super-hérosLa méditation a de grands bienfaits pour les enfants. Sa pratique demande cependant une certaine discipline. Ce parcours de méditation propose au contraire un univers super-héroïque captivant, centré sur la découverte des forces intérieures de l'enfant. Des visualisations enchantées Les méditations de ce livre s'axent sur des techniques de visualisation à la fois amusantes et profondes. Elles sollicitent pleinement l'imaginaire des enfants. Les paysages et situations évoqués restent simples et faciles à mémoriser pour pouvoir être réemployés sans difficulté dans la vie quotidienne. Les enfants rencontreront même sur leur parcours des personnages attachants qu'ils pourront apprécier retrouver lors de séances plus fréquentes Des méditations pour tous les aspects de la vie Ce livre comprend pas moins de 16 séances de méditations très complètes, lesquelles couvrent un pan très large des sujets relatifs au bien-être de l'enfant. Vous pourrez ainsi les inviter à se familiariser avec les formidables pouvoirs de la respiration profonde, du balayage corporel ou encore de l'alimentation et de l'écoute de pleine conscience. Des techniques pour gérer les émotions fortes telles que la peur et la solitude sont présentées. Toutes insistent sur les moyens de trouver en soi confiance, énergie, gratitude, patience, créativité et amour Des scripts flexibles et pratiques Ce livre est destiné aux parents et de manière plus générale à tout adulte qui cherche à enseigner la méditation aux enfants. Il s'adresse notamment à ceux qui peinent à trouver des textes de méditations à la fois amusants et profonds. Si vous n'avez jamais médité vous même, ce livre est l'occasion de découvrir et faire découvrir les principales techniques et préceptes de cet pratique millénaire. Chargé d'énergie positive, ce livre offre une grande flexibilité sur le plan des usages. Il se veut un matériau à adapter aux sensibilités de chacun. Lues ou écoutées, les Méditations des Super-Héros invitent à des expériences riches, et uniques, ouvertes sur la construction de relations solides avec soi, les autres et le monde.
Author: Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2012-02-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
From the temples of ancient Egypt to the homes of modern Witches, cats have long been associated with magick and mystery. Examining cat mythology and folklore from around the world and sprinkled with enchanting cat quotes from famous feline admirers throughout the ages, The Enchanted Cat is a must-read for any magickal cat fancier. Witches, Pagans, and other magick-minded folks will love the dozens of charms, spells, and meditations included for working with feline power. A naming ceremony, lists of magickal cat names and correspondences, and spells and charms for your cat's collar are just a sampling of the feline-friendly magick inside. Cat astrology, tarot, and even a discussion of feline feng shui make The Enchanted Cat a uniquely magickal exploration of our enduring fascination with the feline mystique. Winner of the 2007 Coaltion of Visionary Resources Award for Best Magick/Shamanism Book
Author: Tobin Blake
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness
Covering such various techniques as zazen, mantra, visualization, heart, third eye and chakra, this introduction to meditation, which helps lower stress, increase well-being and prevent disease, shows readers how to start meditating as well as how to invigorate an existing practice. Original.
Introduces meditation and relaxation by presenting star characters who identify themselves as having such characteristics as cleverness and kindness, with each exercise ending with an affirmation, and provides instructions to caregivers.
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Mindful Monkeys: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace
Release Date: 2017-09
This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.
Author: Matthew Burgess
Release Date: 2015
Genre: American literature
Poetry. Art. Literary Nonfiction. Editor Matthew Burgess, a poet, children's book author, and magical thinker, has brought together 50 prominent writers and visual artists to respond to the topic of childhood spaces. These small spaces may be sites of solitary reverie, of privacy, of escape, of aesthetic or erotic self-discovery, of queer self- identification, of reading, of making; with each contributor interpreting the topic in their own way. "The recurring figure of the child in the small space may suggest a lost union with the maternal body or some dim memory of the primordial cave; however, for the autobiographer recollecting the past, it is the place where the artist is born. Within the enclosure, the child discovers a capacity for daydreaming, storytelling or imaginative play, and it is the revelation of this creative agency that makes it a formative scene in the development of the artist." Matthew Burgess, from the Introduction Contributors are: Ron Padgett, Brett Bell, Michael Cunningham, Melissa Febos, Cedar Sigo, Christine Hamm, Aram Jibilian, Emily Moore, Sheila Maldonado, Joanna Fuhrman, Christina Olivares, Jason Zuzga, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eileen Myles, Ian Hatcher, Ryan Skrabalak, Thomas Devaney, Mary Lum, Melanie Maria Goodreaux, Sarah Dohrmann, Amanda Tomme, Brian Blanchfield, Jennifer Firestone, Joaquin Trujillo, David Hopson, Robert Booras, Betsy Fagin, Lulu Sylbert, Kris Di Giacomo, Sal Randolph, Lara Mimosa Montes, David Trinidad, Matthew Sandager, Jeffery Conway, Margaret Douglas, Julian Talamantez-Brolaski, Ken Corbett, Todd Colby, Luis Jaramillo, Niki Lederer, Helen Phillips, David Molesky, Nancy K. Miller, Christopher Potter, Marie Howe, Michi Jigarjian, James Lecesne, Nicole Callihan, L.S. Asekoff, Peter G. Earle, Liz Fischer Greenhill, Megan Buchanan, Bill Kelly, and Libby Pratt.