A few of you have asked me what meditations, relaxations I recommend for children and this was music to my ears as I do believe that the earlier you start the better (and the easier)!
Here are my recommendations, what was proven to be a hit with our three children:
Evening stories to read:
Dharmachari Nagaraja - Buddha at bedtime (short bedtime stories based on the teachings of Buddha, with a small question / conclusion to discuss with your child to plant the seed of the teaching deeper)
Dharmachari Nagaraja - The Buddha's apprentice at bedtime - same as Buddha at bedtimes stories, with more stories
Louis Legrand - Meditate like a Superhero (right there in the first chapter we learn the origin of all super powers - the belly breath)
Evening relaxations / guided meditation recordings to listen to:
Christiane Kerr - Enchanted meditations for kids
4 sets of guided relaxations and meditations:
3. Butterfly/Enchanted garden
4. Hot air balloon
these recordings help with relaxation and the guided meditations give tools to the children how to cope with their stress & anxiety
Christiane Kerr - Ray of Calm relaxation for teenagers
Yoga Dvds to practice to:
(you can borrow these from my library if you would like to try before you buy)
Let me know how your little or not so little ones get on!