By Andrea Romano
April 16, 2020
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Nothing like the dulcet tones of Chris Hemsworth’s voice to keep you calm during uncertain times.

Meditations, sleep podcasts, or just the sound of someone’s soothing voice are great ways to relax or even fall asleep, especially when you’re dealing with anxiety, loneliness, or general stress that comes with having to stay indoors all the time. This is doubly so for kids, who may not even be aware of their own stress or anxiety, but need some time to relax all the same.

While people are self-quarantining or self-isolating to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Chris Hemsworth’s online fitness app, Centr, has a new series of meditations and sleep visualizations geared toward kids between the ages of four and nine. But of course, anyone of any age can listen and feel the benefits.

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Hemsworth even tried using the meditations with his own kids. “I thought, this is not going to work, my kids are allergic to sitting still. But to my surprise it actually did calm them down,” said Hemsworth in a company statement. “Kids are feeling anxiety and stress like us, and probably more so because they don’t understand it and it’s difficult for us to explain it to them. These guided meditations have been really beneficial.”

Centr’s new meditation series was developed by a team of psychologists and meditation teachers to help boost kids’ physical and emotional health, as well as getting a better night’s sleep. After all, a good night’s sleep and keeping stress levels low is essential for kids as well as adults.

In addition to Hemsworth, director Taika Waititi is also narrating some meditations as well.  The first two meditations, entitled Starry Night and Share Your Kindness, have gone live. Centr also published Starry Night to listen to on Instagram.

Centr is also an app to help adults work out, eat well, and manage stress on a daily basis. The app uses training and programs from experts like trainer Michael Olajide Jr. and chef Sergio Perera.

Check out the meditations on the Centr app (on the App Store or Google Play) or online on the Centr website.