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IGG INTEREST BADGE Brownie Healthy Mind Option 04

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Description

Practice one relaxation technique that you particularly like

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Introduction
Mini-meditations act as speed bumps throughout the day.
They are fun for Brownies yet have a built-in mechanism to slow children down and help them grow a peaceful place inside.

Instructions
While out on your walk practice a five minute walking mediation session.
Start the session by chiming a gong sound – you can find one on the internet or an app, or have one of the Brownies start you off with a gong sound.

Everyone becomes quiet, walking very slowly, paying attention – not to the breath, but to the sensation of walking.
Feel one foot lift off the ground, swing your leg through the air, press your foot down onto the earth;
then… the other foot, again and again.
Have someone sound the ending ‘gong' and go back to your normal pace. Sounds so simple, yet the results are profound

Tips:
Engage in gentle belly breathing
Walk with soft eyes, focussed about 8 feet in front on the ground
Recite a phrase to aid concentration (e.g. I am walking on this green earth)
Wear a half smile – it is said to lighten the footsteps
Stop periodically to pay full attention to one thing – eg. A fallen leaf

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