TAP INTO THANKFULNESS WITH THESE FAMILY ACTIVITIES!
Gratitude Journaling Page!
Studies have shown that practicing gratitude can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance empathy, and improve sleep!
Getting started with a gratitude practice can be as simple as taking a few moments each day to complete this sentence: “Today, I’m thankful for…”
I do it while I’m laying in bed after turning off the light.
You can also incorporate some more creative tools like this JOURNALING PAGE that my sons helped me create.
Thanksgiving-ify Your Yoga Poses
Walk around the house in TURKEY POSE!
What’s your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving? Sit in BUTTERFLY POSE, imagine that you’re a mixing bowl and act out adding in the ingredients! For added stretching: twist behind you, to each side, to grab the ingredients from the cabinets and fridge.
Tell the story of the Pilgrims crossing the ocean on the Mayflower by doing BOAT POSE (or double boat!)
Heart-Activation Breathing is a simple breathing technique that helps you relax your body and mind.
Here’s how it works:
Find a comfortable position and, just start to breathe – a little more deeply than normal. As you breathe in and out, imagine the air passing through your heart.
Tip: I like to place one hand on my heart and the other on my belly, like in the photo, especially when doing this with kids, to help feel the movement of the air and stay focused.
Keep going until you feel calmer. It works in as little as a minute or two!
Add a little gratitude to the activity by thinking of things that you are thankful for as you breathe in.
If you are the kind of person who likes guided meditations, I’ve created this 6-minute one for you!
Ate too much? check out my 5 Favorite Poses for Digestion:
🦃 🥧 🍽 Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽 🥧 🦃
🙏 I’m Thankful for you! 🙏
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I’m Thankful for you!
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