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Centering & Grounding

What are your preferred methods of Centering & Grounding?

If you are teaching your children these activities, what are the first methods you have taught them and how young did you start?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 5:14 PM on Aug. 27, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Meditation and yoga... I meditate daily, yoga happens a few times a week generally.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:15 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • guided imagery and deep breathing
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 5:16 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • I practice yoga occassionally w/my almost 4 year old and we do deep breathing just to help calm her down when she's in hysterics. It helps to calm her down and focus on what she is wanting to say & makes her feel better and more calm.
    cheekycherub

    Answer by cheekycherub at 6:11 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Some of my favorites are following my breath, meditation, mantras, singing/chanting, counting backward, visualization, and sequentially tensing then releasing my muscles. I also use things like essential oils when I need to too. I started teaching my kids g&c techniques when I saw they had a need for them. For my son, that was pretty early on (about 3-ish) to help him deal with his sensory issues. My daughter didn't need g&c techniques when she was younger, so I didn't start teaching her until just recently (she's 6). They've both done yoga too, but it doesn't really seem to ground or center them.
    jessradtke

    Answer by jessradtke at 11:59 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Meditation and envisioning your feet like the roots of a tree.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 10:42 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • usually involves rocks and/or dirt
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 11:41 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

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