Introducing children to meditation will allow them to learn to develop their attention and their focus. There are many ways a child can learn to meditate. Basic meditation techniques like listening to the breath or visualizing landscapes and colors will take them to a place of inner calmness that can stop the chatter of their often over stimulated minds. Children need time to understand the connection between the feeling of peacefulness they are experiencing and the stillness of meditation. They will start enjoying these moments of quiet time and often use meditation as a great tool to overcome the challenge of homework and heavy school schedule. Sitting next to a tree, on the floor of their room or simply sitting at their desk, they will incorporate their meditation in everyday’s life. If you wish to find out more on how to engage your child in mindful activities and meditation techniques, here are some websites for you to explore: vri.dhamma.org/anapana/ crystalforest1.homestead.com learningmeditation.com/children.htm susankramer.com/ChildMeditation.html If you are looking for a way to start or deepen your daily meditation – take look at this program by MindValley: bit.ly/YOGIMeditation and the Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction online course by Sounds True: – The YOGI TIMES team
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