Mindfulness for Kids:
The Benefits of Meditation for Kids

Our mission at Mala Collective has always been to inspire mindful evolution. We aim to share mindfulness with the world through tools, practices and physical reminders, and we are now taking this method and sharing it with the younger generation. Why? We believe in the power of meditation and its incredible ability to create positive change in all – including our kids and all future generations.

Benefits of meditation for Kids

Learning
to focus

Focusing on one thing at a time

Reduces Anxiety & Stress

Helps them find their breath

Regulates
Emotions

Less meltdowns & reduces their impulsivity

Builds
Confidence

Enables them to feel safe, secure & overall more confident

Builds
Empathy

Child’s ability to be kind and compassionate

Increases Overall Happiness

Boosts their physical and emotional health

Here are just some of the benefits mediation can have on our children:

Learning How to Focus:

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.

Regulates Emotions:

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.