In conjunction with the birth of the new year, we are very excited to announce the birth of a new JAM project:
Sit Breathe Love: Guided Meditations for Children and their Grown-Ups
Our intention is to share every month or so a new guided meditation you can listen to and practice with the children in your family or classroom. Click the “Follow” button on the download page to be notified when we add new ones.
These meditations will be in the mindfulness vein, and will touch on such areas as awareness of breath, cultivation of lovingkindness and non-harming, mindful listening, body scans, gratitude, joy, difficult feelings, and beyond.
Our January offering is called “Ball of Light Meditation”. You can use this guided meditation with your children when you’d like to cultivate a little peace and love. Try it at bedtime, or perhaps in the morning before leaving the house, to plant seeds of presence, calm and kindness. Listen, relax, and enjoy!
I use these meditations in my JAMcamps with children aged 4-10, but you can try with younger and older children, too, and see what happens.
Perhaps the most important thing is to model for your children your commitment to cultivating your own mindfulness. So do the practices with them as often as you can! You will show them, via embodiment, that it is important to you, too, and that you have faith in its value.
We would love to hear about how, where and when you use these practices, and how your children respond to them. So stay in touch!
May you be happy, healthy, safe and at peace in the new year and always 😉
Take care, Charity