Business: Array of Whimsy
Location: Dubbo, NSW
Emma Lyons is the founder of Array of Whimsy, and she loves creating things, just like this, for her children. But luckily for us, she's decided to share those skills and creations with Australia.
Here is some wonderful information that was put together by Emma herself, the wonderful creator of these calming devices and meditation tools:
This labyrinth is great for kids to come back to center, to calm themselves or have a little "time within". They are a great tool for developing mindfulness and learning the invaluable gift of calming themselves and identifying their emotions. For children experiencing sensory overload, a labyrinth can help bring grounding, control and a sense of brain regulation. They help children develop fine motor skills and visual motor skills and are also a lot of fun!
It's also fun for adults! A labyrinth is an ancient symbol and a sacred tool that’s used in meditation and prayer. Some say labyrinths act as a metaphor for travelling inwards to the soul. Others say they act as a calming device because they simply provide people with a contemplative space to meditate. Today labyrinths are used as legitimate tools to help calm the agitated and to provide people with a helpful tool for meditation. Finger labyrinths are also used as a calming device and an aid in concentration.
There is no set way on doing your labyrinth walk same as there is no wrong way on doing it. However, to get you started, I have included with this Labyrinth a brief guide on using it as a tool for a simple meditation. Let's see where your journey takes you!
“Labyrinths, which are ancient patterns large enough to be walked or small enough to be traced with the finger, represent tools for cultivating mindful habits. Mindfulness is the contemplative practice of focusing the attention on the present, non-judgmentally. By training the mind to remain fully present in each moment, the interior mental chatter that often plagues the mind becomes quiet, enhancing capacities or equanimity, clarity, and insight…Amid a culture that rewards speed and “busyness,” contemplative practice proposes a radical innovation for teaching and learning” Artress, L. (1995).
Listing is for the wooden Labyrinth Board only, accessories are not included.
This wooden board has a natural food safe oil to seal the wood and simply wiping timber with a damp cloth will keep it clean. You can re oil to maintain wear.
As this item is handmade using wood, it may have slightly different woodgrain and colour from what you see in the photo. Each piece is unique. Labyrinth is approximately 22cm x 22cm
Suitable for children 3+