The Magic of Meditation

The Magic of Meditation

Stories and Practices to Develop Gratitude and Empathy With your Child

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition
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"This mindfulness meditation primer is really two books in one. The first is a guide for parents to the basics and benefits of meditation for children in terms of health, managing emotions, and promoting success in school. The second is a concise practice program for children, featuring Yupsi, the magical dragon. The tales of Yupsi, which are infused with a sense of adventure as well as compassion and empathy, provide a fun and engaging entree to the practice"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: Foreword / by Matthieu Ricard
Introduction to meditation
What is meditation?
Why meditate?
Which meditation practice to choose?
Meditation for your child
Meditation starting at the age three
The Benefits of meditation for your child
Introduction to the Yupsi method
The Yupsi stories and meditations
The gift stickers test to test : your child's initial level of compassion
Every evening, do what Yupsi does
The lotus position
Three-breath meditation
Meditation on appreciation
Dedication to all the children in the world
The Yupsi stories
The blue donkey who rode a bike
The butterfly kite
Trouble in the land of the bees
The snowshoe hare caught in a frozen waterfall
The child from Ladakh
The child with the bandage
The wild kittens
The Via Ferrata of joy
Meditations for older kids, starting at age five
Meditation on the breath : white light and black smoke
Meditation on appreciation
Dedication to all the children in the world
Walking meditation
The gift stickers test : your child's level of compassion after ten weeks of the program
Publisher: Boulder : Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 158.12 CHA PBK
Characteristics: xiv, 105 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781611805291


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Parents, here is a brief yet useful overview of meditation and how it can be worthwhile for parents and kids as young as 3. It also includes specific instructions and stories of Yupsi the Little Dragon that you can use with your little ones.

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