To begin your mindfulness practice you must do the following:
- Set aside time
- Observe the present moment as it is
- Let your judgments roll by
- Return to observing the present moment as it is
- Be kind to your wandering mind
(Guyaux, 2017 Mindful.org)
Based on the work by Daniel J. Siegel, MD from The Whole-Brain Child (2011)
Mindful Breathing (ex: Hoberman Sphere, Square Breath, Lion's Breath, Standing Mountain, Volcano Breath, Woodchopper Breath, Birthday Cake Breath, Elevator Breath, Conductor Breath, and Roller Coaster Breath) Breath Awareness, Breath Awareness: Anchoring on the Breath, and Breath Awareness: In Nature.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Self-Compassion, and Heartfulness
Yoga Calm® Resources
Gillen, L., & Gillen, J. (2009). Yoga calm for children: educating heart, mind, and body. Portland: Independent Group.
Guyaux, F. (2017, September 29). Mindfulness: Getting Started. Retrieved October 26, 2017, from https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/
Taft, M. W. (2015). The Mindful Geek. Cephalopod Rex.
Rotne, N. F., & Rotne, D. F. (2013). Everybody Present: Mindfulness in Education. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.
Saltzman, A. (2014). A still quiet place: a mindfulness program for teaching children and adolescents to ease stress and difficult emotions. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Siegel, D. J., & Bryson, T. P. (2012). The whole-brain child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your childs developing mind. New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks.
van der Kolk, B. (2015). The body keeps the score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. NY, NY: Penguin Books.