Is remaining calm an issue with your child? It seems our children’s lives are already filled with so much activity that they do not have a chance to breathe. It is a common occurrence, but breathing is actually a key to staying calm. For all you Mom’s out there, wasn’t that how we brought our little lovelies into the world-with breath? Remember breathing through those contractions? AND isn’t that the FIRST thing our babies have to do? Yes, BREATHE! So, understandably, there is a great connection to breath and calm.
Interestingly, it is the beginning of meditation. We focus on breath. We remain calm as we breathe in and breathe out. We find a focal point. It could be a favorite toy or picture or simply the beautiful scene outside your window. I like to put on quiet, peaceful music, but you may just like it quiet. Now focus on breath as you both remain calm. It’s fun. Your child will like doing this with you. Slow count of 4, in and out. You may breathe in through the nose and out through your mouth so that you use all your airways. If you and your child have “monkey chatter” going on in your minds, let the chatter rest on clouds and gently drift off. Breathe in, breathe out. Natural, gentle slow breaths. No holding. Let the calm envelop you. Start with 5 minutes and move up to 10, 15. Calm, peace, lovely. Soon I’ll model so you can see it. Have a beautiful, peaceful and calm day!
‘Til the next time-Rosie