Drifting into peaceful slumber…relaxation for your children


My daughter is 9 years old. It doesn’t seem that long ago that she was born. Those first few precious moments and first days with her are imprinted so clearly in my memory, just like it was yesterday. I was awestruck just observing her tiny and sweet little being, wrapping her preciously, popping her into her cradle, and watching her peacefully sleeping.

She still sleeps very peacefully, but now with so many exciting things going on in her 9 year old life, sometimes falling asleep doesn’t happen so easily.

One night, she had some of her friends over for a sleepover. Both her and friends were very excited, and had spent the afternoon dancing around crazily, and then after dinner watching movies. Once they were all snug and settled into bed, I thought sleep would happen easily on account of the yawns and sleepy faces. The whispers and giggles went on for quite a while, and became louder and louder, and I realised that sleep just wasn’t happening!

So I popped into the room and asked if anyone would like to hear a nice relaxing yoga story. Yes, they did!

Here you will find “The Balloon Ride script” that I read to them….Guess what?…By the time I finished I realised they were all soundly asleep!

Wow! Powerful stuff. It took me about 10 minutes to read the script. It is from a book called “The Relaxation and Stress Reduction workbook for kids” by Shapiro, Sprague & McKay.

Sometimes this might help your child too….let me know how you go!

Hope your family sleeps peacefully tonight, goodnight!