Put down the gadgets and turn on the essential oil diffuser! World International Day of Yoga is coming up and there’s no better time (given the last few years of on-and-off again home school shenanigans) to gather the family and find your zen together. Mindfulness is a power tool we can teach our kids (plus ourselves) but it doesn’t have to be all stark silence and chanting — it can be fun for everyone, big and small (cue the eye rolls from your teens). Thanks to a modern lineup of wellness-minded activities that take the guesswork out of where to start with meditation and all things yoga-inspired, getting your tribe to try downward dog can be as easy as a roll of the dice.
Since we could all use a little more calm in our lives no matter how tall we are — we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite mood-boosting things that help little ones find their own inner peace and a good reason to smile. Which is usually reason enough for parents to smile too.
Set the Mood
Add a few drops of the Little Peaceful essential oil blend of mandarin, Australian sandalwood, sweet orange and frankincense to the ECO. Bliss Diffuser to curate a relaxed atmosphere before even setting foot on the mat. These soothing notes have been known to help calm the nervous system and promote body relaxation.
Lay the Groundwork
What’s cooler than stealing mum’s yoga mat while she’s mid-streaming a class online? A mini yoga mat that’s the perfect size for little ones and better yet decorated in all kinds of wonderful designs like rocket ships, butterflies and unicorns! Made from 100% tree rubber and biodegradable. Oh my.
If it’s not a game, do kids even want to know about it? Luckily we can stock up on mindful game-inspired activities like Yoga Train and the Happy Hearts Board Game to weave breathing, body awareness and meditation into play.
At the end of your session don’t miss out on the opportunity to soak up the calm with a savasana otherwise known as the relaxation part (aka nap time) at the end of the class. Give the kids the total experience by snuggling them up with an organic cotton pom pom blanket from Kikadu.
Off the mat, call in a little help from the cutest talking pillows from Soul Mates. Shaped as a moon, sun and cloud these soft huggable toys are activated by a hug and tell mindfulness stories to lull the kids into a dream state.
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