Buddha Belly – Kids Activity For Wellbeing

Buddha Belly – Kids Activity For Wellbeing

Buddha’s Belly

We have so many thoughts in a single day, up to 60,000 of them.
What we think impacts how we feel and also how we behave so if you are thinking stinky, negative thoughts you probably don’t feel that great.

Negative thoughts and actions can become a bit of a bad habit and over time, without even realising it we can begin to believe our thoughts are who we are and get stuck with them.

The good news is that breaking the bad thought, bad mood habit is easy and it begins with adding in new ones. You don’t have to try and get rid of bad thoughts, all you need to do is focus on making new ones that are positive and uplifting. And after some time you will see the power words can have in changing your brain and your life.

Try the brain training activity.

Everyday Mindfulness – Activity Chart

Everyday Mindfulness – Activity Chart

Mindfulness Everyday – Activities

In our busy lives we often neglect the simple things that keep our reality harmonious, ground us in nature and cultivate wellbeing. Places that provide sanctuary and stillness have been overcome by our integrated obsession with technology.

Instead of finding time to tune into the natural world, we tune out  into a virtual one. Inside of  our virtual playground our minds are filled to the brim with concepts and images of alternate realities that often appear to be better than our own. The images we see are often hugely exaggerated versions of the truth – whether it be the perfect house, the perfect love affair or a life of endless travel.

In the struggle to make the unreal into real, we fall short  and the enormous expectations we place on ourselves crumble our self- esteem (that is built on the externalised world). We are left feeling lost and disconnected from who we are the truth of the world we live in.

Simple is best.

Simple things really are the best.
There are a plethora of ways to nurture wellbeing, self healing, emotional growth and happiness. Popular tools for mindfulness and wellbeing are of course the regular practice of yoga and meditation, but there are other ways to treat yourself with greater kindness, grow your self – awareness and help you cope with the stress of everyday living.

In the chart below there are simple and effective activities and tools you can use when things seem to fall out of balance for you. These activities are for everyone including kids. They provide ways to reach a deeper awareness of yourself and  your place on planet earth and help you learn who you are from the inside out. Simple mindfulness activities cultivate connections to the natural world and the people in it.

In short – we are a social, spiritual and sensitive species that which requires a place in community, emotional care, regular nourishment from the earth a connection to Mother -Nature, close friends and comfort from loved ones. Maintaining these elements of wellbeing are the easiest ways to balance your internal and external worlds and feel peace and contentment in everyday living.

Namaste xx

Simple is best.

Simple things really are the best.
There are a plethora of ways to nurture wellbeing, self healing, emotional growth and happiness. Popular tools for mindfulness and wellbeing are of course the regular practice of yoga and meditation, but there are other ways to treat yourself with greater kindness, grow your self awareness and help you cope with the stress of everyday living.

In the chart below there are simple and effective activities and tools you can use when things seem to fall out of balance for you. These activities are for everyone including kids. They provide ways to find reach a deeper awareness of your place on planet earth, learn who you are from the inside out and cultivate connections and relationships that provide support and meaning.

In short – we are a social, spiritual and sensitive species which requires a place in community, care and nourishment from the earth and Mother -Nature, close friends and comfort from loved ones and  a healthy, happy environment to live and thrive in.

This article is used as a general guide to better health and wellbeing.

It is not intended to replace medical advice.

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health we strongly advise you seek medical attention.

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The Nature of Sound – A Guided Meditation

The Nature of Sound – A Guided Meditation

The Nature of Sound – A Guided Meditation

Duration – 4 min – 10 min

Mother Nature in all her wisdom provides us with everything we need to grow and thrive. The sounds made by the natural world are there to help tune the body to the frequency of the earth, the planets and the stars. A secret symphony that guides our health and wellbeing and leads us to connect with the spirit of who and what we are.

  • Develop your natural ability to self heal by listening mindfully to each and every sound as it is made and then dissipates. Allow your breath to be the invisible tether that keeps you connected to the present moment and to your body.
  • If you get lost come back to the earth where you sit and the beating of your own heart. Follow the songs of the natural world to find a prayer that is unique to you.

Ages 5+

Tips For Your Listening Experience

  • Find a comfortable position where you are not going to be disturbed and play the track from start to finish.
  • Listening with headphones will enhance your experience.

Read More On Natures Wonders Here.

“The relationship medicine men and women have with the natural world has taken millennia to evolve, and it’s a relationship sustained through custom, respect, and balance”… 

We are not responsible for any accident or injury you may incur from practising these activities.
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Kids Mindfulness Activity – Star Breathing

Kids Mindfulness Activity – Star Breathing

Kids Mindfulness Activity – Star Breathing

Kids that breathe deeply think clearly, feel healthier and are happier in their day.
Mindfulness breathing is a beautiful way to relax a busy mind, calm nervous feelings and build mental clarity.
The ‘Star Breathing Chart’ is a great activity to practice when feelings and emotions get a little hairy and thinking is a bit blurry.

Your Star Chart.

Find your ‘Star Chart’ here.
Print it out and stick it to your wall, in your journal or keep it on the fridge door as a reminder to breathe deeply every day.

The Finger Labyrinth – A Mindfulness Activity

The Finger Labyrinth – A Mindfulness Activity

The Finger Labyrinth – Mindfulness Activity.

Using your fingers to wind through the labyrinth, you will discover the relaxing effect this fun activity will have on you. Using the labyrinth mindfully enhances meditation and prayer, the labyrinth is similar to the maze and has existed throughout ancient cultures for at least the past four thousand years.

Dr Lauren Artress from her book ” Walking a Sacred Path”:

“You enter a maze to lose yourself and a labyrinth to find yourself.”  

By tracing your finger through the winding curves you find yourself moving towards the coiled center, this is where the path in ends; from there you re-trace the coil outward and away from the center, back to the entrance, unwinding.

Your Finger Labyrinth

  • Find your very own finger labyrinth here.
    Trace your finger along the path to find the centre and then retrace the path to find your way out.
  • Tracing the labyrinth 5 or more times will help to relax your mind and body, becoming aware of your breathing as you wind in and around the curly pattern.
  • You may like to add a prayer to say as you weave in and out of the landscape or come up with positive words and thoughts to say, such as “ I am a wonderful person”, or “ I love my mum and dad” to boost your wellbeing, your mood and change your brain.
Colour A Frog Poster

Colour A Frog Poster

Colour Me A Frog

Frogs have existed on earth for 250 million years, outliving the dinosaurs and evolving into a myriad of species unique in colour, form and behaviours. Natural habitats rely on amphibians, and without them, the food chain becomes broken, and the habitats die.

More than 4,200 amphibian species are at risk of extinction due to disease, habitat destruction and pollution; that is almost half of all the known species of amphibians on the planet.

Colour Me In

Colour in your own frog and hang it on your wall.
Putting your poster up where people can see will help educate your friends and family about frogs and how important they are to the whole world.

Colour in your own frog and hang it on your wall.