Creating a Calm Space for your Family

Today, I'm excited to feature some tips from Incia Palmieri of Once Upon A Mat. Once Upon a Mat offers amazing kids mindfulness programs and a subscription box, and she's just the right person to help us get a calm corner set up in our homes, in honour of International Day of Yoga this year.

To encourage and foster Yoga & Mindfulness at Home, have a special space for your children to come to find peace, calm and quiet time. 

What do you need? 

  1. Yoga & Mindfulness Books 
  2. Kids Yoga Mat 
  3. Kids Journals (Heart of a Hero is a wonderful start) 
  4. Activity cards (Affirmations, Mindfulness, Yoga) 

 

Other things to consider in your Calm Space: Wall Decals, Meddy Teddy, Colouring Books, Music, Painting, Glitter, Gratitude or Kindness Jars

Create a routine to use the space every day. As a parent, you can also have some items that allow you to use the space with your child, like a Mala or Eye Pillow. Maybe you have a ritual that you do together - Journal together, Colour, Read Affirmations or Listen to Podcasts or Visualizations 

You can begin a Calm Space as young as an infant and then build on it as your little grows. 

Here are some ways to incorporate yoga & mindfulness by age.

Babies: 

Read Yoga & Mindfulness Books with Babies, Listen to Music

Toddlers: 

Colour, Read and Practice Yoga Poses and Breathing together using props like pom poms

School-Age: 

Use Affirmation cards, Journal and Practice Breathing Activities 

Most products can be found in Once Upon a Mat's Calm Me Boxes or the Shop

I hope this inspires you to create a special calm corner in your home.  We could all use a little more calm these days!

 

About Once Upon a Mat

Once Upon a Mat has the vision to empower all kids, families and educators to embrace Yoga and Mindfulness in their everyday lives.  Once Upon a Mat offers mindful programs, workshops, yoga teacher training, memberships and a yoga box for mindful children.  Check them out at https://onceuponamat.ca/