Class Notes: Grounding Exercises
This is from my Kid's Energy class, the first lesson.
Energetic Vocabulary Word: Grounding or getting yourself grounded – Aligns your mind, body and spirit, by reminding the energies of the person that they have a physical body that is connected to the earth. It works well to calm, focus and solidify a person. It also prevents accidents.
Introduction to parents:
We will be discussing grounding. Your child will have learned about what a grounding cord is and how to visualize it. A grounding cord is a visualization technique to ground your energies. This is just one of many ways to do this. We will also discuss other ways, which I have listed some below.
A grounding cord is attached at the tail bone and dropped down to the center of the earth also attached. You can use pins or other visualizations to attach it, but you want a firm connection. The grounding cord will be hollow and wide as your hips with the intention that you will be able to release energies down this cord throughout the day.
Have your child imagine their grounding cord, going down to the center of the earth. They will have drawn a picture of what their grounding cord looks like, but they can change it up any time they want. Here are some questions to ask them:
- What color is your cord?
- Is it firmly attached, can you pull on it and make sure it doesn’t move?
- What texture is the cord? Is it soft, rough, bumpy, etc.?
There are no rules except that it is hollow and attached. Let them explore and tell you what they discover. They are wise too! This should be fun.
Just for fun, you can test if they have a grounding cord on by gently pushing them on the chest. If they sway backward, their grounding cord can be strengthened. Ask them to strengthen it by intention and test again.
Here are some scenarios where you might have them prepare their grounding cord. It is good to refresh your cord often.
- The beginning of the day
- Going to a crowded place
- When they seem hyper, anxious or fearful
- When feeling nauseous or hurt
- When preparing for test or performance
Other ways to ground your energies:
- Visualize roots growing out of your feet and into the center of the earth.
- Walk outside with your bare feet in the grass.
- Bring awareness down into the bottom of your torso and down into your feet.
- Strenuous exercise that requires intense body awareness.
Let them be playful with this topic and explore it for themselves. Talk with them about how it makes them feel to ground and what they notice. Comments or questions are welcome below.