Teach Your Child to Meditate
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- Teach your child to meditate silently for 5 minute sessions.
- Floor space.
- Child (optional). You may use these exercises for yourself if you feel they'll help.
Studies show that meditation and mindfulness have tremendous benefits for not only adults, but for children as well. Meditation has been shown to increase self-control, curb unruly behavior, impact self-esteem, and help improve socialization skills. There are even studies that suggest meditation can help children improve their grades and help manage diagnosed disorders such as ADHD.
Many kids' meditation programs do nothing more than take adult meditation and repackage it towards children. Some may even succeed in making a child sit still and be quite for a few minutes. The problem is that these programs don't address the fundamental issue of mindfulness, which involves focusing in the moment and clearing away unnecessary thoughts. Let's be honest, this is something that's difficult for adults to do.
Q: So how do you get a squirmy, wiggly, active child to be mindful and focus in the moment?
A: Its easier than you might think. The trick is to work with your child's nature rather than against it.
Children are supposed to move. It's their natural state of being. So why fight it? Use their energy to direct their focus and build on it by consistently taking baby steps to achieve a goal.
This course will help you teach your child to meditate with an ultimate goal of performing 5 minute adult-style silent meditations. It's structured as a fitness program, complete with 25 exercises and a training schedule, and it works by taking advantage of your child's natural need to move in order to help guide them to stillness.
- Beginners with little to no experience. Some awareness of meditation is helpful, but not necessary.
Here we go over how we view meditation and how we will approach it in this course.
Here we provide a simple explanation of how to meditate with mantras and why it may help you.