Watching Trains: A Calming Breath Practice for Kids
Today, we’re going to go to a train station together. But we’re not going to get on any of the trains. Our journey will be into ourselves. We’ll stay in the station with our breath, and in our bodies, and just watch the different trains come and go.
Like our train of thoughts, we want to notice the train, acknowledge it, or wave to it, and then let it go. The trains might have exciting things on them like toys, games, candy, or birthday cake, but you still want to stay in the station. Breathe in, breathe out, meet this moment as if it were a friend. So, let’s begin.
Stay in the station. Don’t get on that train of thoughts, meet this moment as if it were your friend, you can wave to the thoughts, let them go. Anytime you need to, you can come back to your breath. It’s always with you.
Excerpted from Meditation Station by Susan B. Katz.