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Expert GuidanceGoodnight Body With Elmo

Goodnight Body With Elmo

Calm down at bedtime with belly breaths and a wiggling body scan to relax. In collaboration with our friends at Sesame Street.

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It's Monster Meditation with Elmo. And me, Andy. (cheerful music) Oh, Baby David, Elmo has to go to sleep, but Elmo's not sleepy. Elmo just wants to play. What's that, Baby David? You wanna hear another bedtime story? (Baby David squeaks) Okay, once upon a time. There was a monster who couldn't fall asleep. Hello, Elmo. Oh ho-ho, it's Elmo's friend, Mr. Andy. Hi, Mr. Andy. Oh, say hi, Baby David. (Baby David's arm whooshes) Isn't it time for bed, Elmo? Yeah, it's Elmo's bedtime, but, but, but Elmo is having trouble falling asleep. Elmo wants to play. Yeah, sometimes it's hard to go to sleep when we still want to play and have a lot of energy in our bodies. So, how about we do a fun monster meditation, Elmo, to calm down for bed? A monster meditation? It's an activity to help you get ready for bed. Yeah! Oh, you and Baby David can follow along, too. So let's begin with some soothing belly breaths. Take a slow, deep breath in. (Elmo inhales) And now slowly breathe out. Ah. Very good. Let's do that one more time together. So slow, deep breath in (Elmo inhales) and slowly breathe out. Ah. Good work, Baby David. Let's play goodnight, body. So we're gonna start at our feet and say goodnight to each body part. (laughs) Elmo's going to say goodnight to his body? That's right, and we're gonna wiggle each part as we say goodnight and then relax it. Wanna try it together? Yeah, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. (laughs) Great wiggling, Elmo. We'll do this through the whole body. Here we go. Okay, goodnight, feet. Very good. Now relax your feet, and let's move to your legs. Goodnight, legs. Now relax your legs. What body part comes next, Elmo? Goodnight, bottom. (laughs) Goodnight, tummy. Goodnight, shoulders. (yawns) Goodnight, arms. Are you starting to feel relaxed? Yeah, Elmo feels really relaxed. (yawns) Goodnight, hands. You did it, Elmo. Now let's end with one more deep breath. Slowly breath in. (Elmo inhales) And slowly breathe out. Ah. Great work. Are you feeling sleepy, Elmo? Elmo? Oh, good night, Elmo. Sweet dreams, and goodnight, Baby David. (Elmo sighs)...


TypeExpert Guidance
Duration3 min

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  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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