Yesterday was the second meditation class I attended at the Kadampa Center of Raleigh. I really struggled with sitting still for all of the meditations. Me hyperactive much, sheesh no. I did like the Mind Like the Sky meditation. Laying down on a hard surface is much easier than sitting meditation, it probably has something to do with my posture. I am sure a cushion might help but I just bought some yoga bolsters and don’t want to break the bank.
This activity can be found in the back of Moody Cow Meditates.
Mind Jar Ingredients
sparkles- 3 different colors
jar with lid
bottle of glycerin
The water, glycerin, and soap represent a calm and clear mind. Each color of sparkles represents a different type of thought. We used red for angry and blue for happy/ calm. I also threw in some clear sparkles but I don’t remember if we associated a feeling with them. Shake the jar with the lid on to represent feeling agitated or irritable. We talked about how you can sit still and breathe until thoughts settle down to the bottom. My 3 year old likes to lay on the floor watching the sparkles fall to the bottom of the jar.
Lately, I have been using stories, aromatherapy/lotion, and chew tube to help my kiddo settle down. Chewing gum has been a life saver and I must go to the store to get some this afternoon.