Thursday, 1 January 2015

Big Sky Mind

Big Sky Mind by Whitney Stewart, illustrated by Sally Rippin (Windy Hollow Books)
HB RRP $25.95
ISBN: 9781922081339
Reviewed by Anne Hamilton

Author Whitney Stewart has trekked in Nepal, Tibet and India, learning from the best of meditation masters, including the Dalai Lama. Now a teacher of mindfulness practice, she has collected a set of meditation exercises in this simple book aimed at children.

Tranquil illustrations feature Elephant and Monkey and complement the instructive text. Meditations include:

Mind drawing

Protection circle

Jigsaw puzzle

Special place

Friendship meditation

Mind clearing

Wise friend

Bursting emotion

Big Sky Mind

Questions are included to help children in practical ways when they’re feeling bored or wriggly or otherwise distracted.

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