On Monday, I came home after a full day at work and I laid down for 10minutes of meditation. It is truly wonderful to now be able to lay down and within seconds feel heavy and deeply relaxed (Thank you stretching)! The mind is another thing, often whilst meditating I have some epic ideas (or so I think), I think a lot during my meditation. I’m not always able to let thoughts pass when doing a lying, seated or standing meditation practice. It’s a work in progress…
This time I came to realise that I can turn into a child whenever I want to! If someone was trying to pick me up or move me I can quickly become REALLY heavy. If someone would tell me to hurry up I can move REALLY slow, probably so slow that no one would be able to see me move! If someone would ask me to stop bouncing on the blue mats at work, I would most certainly bounce there LONG after they’ve given up on me.
You see, this is a fantastic thing. Let me elaborate:
Watch me bounce at Lift (haha!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BVyRTbYFpUs/?taken-by=lucidhealthcoaching
I see these 3 skills as a form of “meditation”. When I do them I need to be present, I need to feel my body and I need to control it. For me meditation doesn’t always equal sitting down on a cushion and emptying my mind from thoughts. For me meditation is about focusing (being present) on something (feeling my body) in a controlled environment (deeply relaxed/moving slowly/shaking) and when I do I automatically don’t think of anything else than what I am currently doing, because it takes concentration!
Luke would likely say that he is in a “meditative state” when he’s playing guitar because his full attention is on playing guitar to the best of his ability. There will then be no room for other thoughts.
I’m not sure your kids are using the skills the same way ? What I do know is that they’re bloody good at them (to a certain age)!
Watch and learn.