Life and family can require mediation! Why not try this simple meditation that lets you:
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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