Here are just some of the benefits mediation can have on our children:
It’s no secret that the current state of the world is set at a higher pace than ever before. With technology, social media, and many other technological gadgets, our kids – and adults – are constantly engaged with distraction and stimulation.
Meditation is a tool that teaches us how to be able to focus on one thing at a time. It enables us to draw our attention to the present moment and find a sense of calm through the chaos. Learning how to do this at a young age is so important as the world continues to evolve at a fast-paced speed.
Reduces Anxiety & Stress:
By teaching children to find their breath, we are able to give them the ability to find their calm, and be present at any moment – even during the uncomfortable ones.
Incorporating mindfulness practices into children’s daily routine has been known to lower anxiety levels in kids by keeping their baseline stress level down.
Research has shown that when children practice meditation on a regular basis, it can change the brain. Through meditation, brain centers for emotions and executive functioning can be changed and help children in a variety of ways.
It can also help children regulate their emotions, thereby having fewer meltdowns, reduce their impulsivity and improve concentration and focus. Very helpful with children diagnosed with ADHD or ADD.
~ Frank J. Sileo, PhD, Licensed psychologist, author, drfranksileo.com
Builds Empathy and Increases Overall Happiness:
Mindworks meditation expert Trungram Gyalwa says that the more you give to those around you, the more you gain. Children’s meditation helps them learn how to share their love with other children. They become more patient and understanding, listen more readily to others and empathize with them.
Meditation can be a powerful tool for any parent who is looking to help boost their child’s physical and emotional health. We believe in the practice of meditation as a positive, practical, and powerful tool for all – young and old.