Why is FosterClub producing a meditation?
We know youth across the nation are struggling with isolation and wellbeing. We believe during a time of chaos and confusion, it is important to set time aside in the day to prioritize your wellbeing. It may be hard for some to do, but possible. If you set aside 10 to 30 minutes each day to practice mindfulness – the things that stress you, become a bit easier to handle. There are many things you can do to center your health and wellbeing during this time. Such as creating a daily routine, listening to your favorite music or podcast, practicing different breathing exercises, reading a book, going for a walk, staying hydrated, and practicing meditation. There are many other practices to look into and try out.
When the COVID-19 Crisis began, FosterClub got to work thinking about what youth in care need right now... One of our first ideas was to provide a guide meditation to reduce stress and anxiety during this crisis. This meditation is a result of those early thoughts. One of our staffers Zae tapped into their chill zone and created this body scan meditation for you to try out.
Body scan meditations are used to become present with our bodies - stress can build up in areas of our body and present itself in many different ways such as discomfort or tension. This meditation will take you through a breathing exercise to de-stress your body and become present with yourself. Zae hopes this meditation brings you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
How can I try out this meditation?
The body scan meditation is available in both audio and video for you to download or stream. Download the audio, video, and/or transcript here or stream now. If you found this meditation helpful leave a comment down below.
About the Narrator:
Isaiah (Zae) Palomo is a passionate advocate for youth in care. Zae is a foster care alumni and began supporting youth in care in 2015 as a FosterClub All-Star Intern. Zae works in the Training & Education Department at FosterClub where they write curriculum, plan events and train young leaders. Zae is a big advocate for mindfulness activities. When Zae feels stressed or worried they practice meditation and other forms of mindfulness activities to reduce the feels with their fur companion Yoki, a two-pound teacup chihuahua.