Mindfulness is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.” Did you know mindfulness meditation may help improve brain function and provide relief during stressful times? If your child experiences tantrums, an overwhelming amount of anxiety, or difficulties in focusing, this may help.
Our Blog Ambassadors were given a chance to experience this practice with their little ones through the help of Zafooz. A cushion and breathing buddy in one, the Zafooz is a fun and functional combination of a meditation cushion and a plush animal. Read on to see their top tips:
According to Tasheena from The Cinnamon Mom, start your mindfulness practice by finding “a clutter-free area and have your little one get comfortable. Both of my girls choose their beds, but one likes to sit and snuggle while the other prefers lying down. A Zafooz can also be used as a seat.”
Add a Zafooz
When Jenny from Clean Eating Gluten Free Foodie’s children experienced a negative incident at school, they were ridden with anxiety not only at school, but at home. Teaching mindfulness with a cuddly Zafooz by their side truly helped. “They are much more than a cute toy—they are comfort pillows, sturdy meditation seats, and sometimes a friend.”
Sarah from Peace Love Organic Mom taught her daughters mindfulness by including it in their everyday lives. “They enjoy quiet time reading books on them, meditating with an easy Zafooz practice, or simply using their imaginations and playing make believe with them. I love that it is multifunctional and can be both a fun plush while also a space for meditation, quietness and slowing down.”
Find Guided Meditations
Did you know Zafooz’s website is full of mindfulness practice resources to help with your journey? Ivy from SAHM, Plus… used this handy tool to help her two children ease into the practice and find what felt best for them.
Make It Fun
According to Kristen from Exploring Domesticity, the most important tip is to make the practice fun and not mandatory! “We want to encourage them to give things a try, but not create an aversion to it by making it a punishment.”
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