stroke of genius a meditationDon’t always have time to meditate?
Life and family can require mediation! Why not try this simple meditation that lets you:
– maximize your routine with your kids in the mornings and evenings
– give your children the gift of meditation
– build your child’s confidence and self esteem
– enhance your relationship with your children

A Good Hair Day!
This simple meditation is done while brushing your child’s hair. For each stroke of the brush you make, say one positive comment to your child out loud.  You may start with simple compliments like:

  • I love you
  • You are beautiful
  • You are so much fun to be with
  • Your smile is remarkable
  • list your child’s endearing characteristics to make it as personal as possible – but keep them positive and in the moment

Then as you proceed you can say your favorite mantra, quote, or piece of wisdom aloud. You can say them to your child, say them together or say them “call and answer” style (one says it and the other repeats). Decide which ones to say or who goes first. Some of my favorites are from my Teacher:

  • Your attitude of gratitude determines your altitude (could be 2 strokes for the longer sayings)
  • Follow your bliss
  • Listen to your heart.

Have fun with your child, count even little strokes of the brush. Ask your child to try this special meditation with you one time to see if they like it. My niece, who hated to brush her hair, actually sat totally still while I stroked her hair giving her one compliment after another. The next day she came to me with the hair bush to do it again.

Not only will this meditation help you get ready, it adds significance to the time we take to care for ourselves and let ourselves shine. Every child needs to learn the importance of personal grooming to reflect their inner confidence and feeling of divinity, known as Raja (royal) yoga. This sweet meditation is adding a stroke of genius to your child’s routine.

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You’ll be glad you did it!

  1. Thanks to everyone for the comments – I’d love to hear how it goes when you try it. It’s a great bonding experience. Then one day you can ask the kids to brush your hair. When kids can see the positive in others you are giving them a skill that builds character and will help them enjoy relationships throughout their life.

  2. What a beautiful idea. Hairbrushing at our house is a battlezone, but I can see now how I could make it so much more relaxing. Thank you. x

  3. Oh wow, did I need to read this right now. Our mornings are fraught at the moment. A new approach is what’s needed.

  4. Brushing my 9-year old’s hair is always such a nightmare. I’m really excited about using this technique to turn the normally negative experience into a very positive and meditative one! Thank you!

  5. I love this idea! When I would wake up my often cranky toddler, sometimes I would tell her about all the people that love her – listing them off by now. I noticed that she would stop her screaming and struggling with me and listen. I think hearing all these positive words is soothing to a child and to an adult. Stopping by from SITS!

  6. What a beautiful idea. I am so glad I found your site. Happy SITS day! You have made a positive impact on my day.

  7. this is the perfect meditation exercise for busy mommies. I will give it a try!
    btw, HAPPT SITS DAY!