Meditation is not just a rest or retreat from the turmoil of the stream or the impurity of the world. It is a way of being the stream, so that one can be at home in both the white water and the eddies. Meditation may take one out of the world, but it also puts one totally into it. Gary Snyder

As usual, I hesitated in putting together a page on meditation, worried that I’m not an expert and haven’t had any specific training.

But I can testify to the benefits of meditation and it’s a practice I am trying to be more disciplined with it (as in daily). And I will be including links to articles and resources that I have found useful from those with expertise.

You might like to read this post on finding Meditation in Action and this post, on road-testing a number of different meditation practices.

I also believe passionately in trying to teach our kids meditation and my efforts in this regard are helping me to deepen my own practice.

I really get in my flow when I’m editing videos, and I’ve made several videos to prompt or guide meditation.

Here are my two latest videos – 10 minute meditations (approx 6mins guided, and 4 mins independent) – one is focused on Good Health the other on Embracing Change.

This is my Children’s Clouds & Rain Meditation, a short (4-5 min) simple guided meditation presented as a fairytale, encouraging children to calm and let their thoughts and feelings float and fall away.

You can find more of my children’s meditations on this page.

My Yinyang Sunrise/Sunset clock video is a meditation to music on change being the only constant.

My tree meditation video is a mediation on how trees can teach us so much about being one with nature.

And if you only have a minute to spare – then take that time, ponder your choices and move forward with confidence.

Find more of my meditation videos on my you-tube channel.

Kathy KrugerMeditation

6 Comments on “Meditation”

  1. dad down under

    These are brilliant Kathy, you’ve got a great calming voice for it too. I used to teach PE and teachers thought I was crazy when I took them for yoga and meditation but most of them loved the quiet time, they weren’t used to it. I’ll bookmark this post and revisit when Max is a little older.

    1. yinyangmother

      Thanks Matt – it’s all a bit of an experiment – I figure our kids are so used to visual stimulation with TV, games, Ipads etc that they respond to calming with pictures, voice and music. Quiet time as you say can be hard for even us adults to get used to, but I think we need more snatches of it at least in our crazy busy, media saturated, always connected word. I have ideas for an app too and more videos so I’ll keep you posted.

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