When one wants their kids to be happy and not just for now but for the rest of their life, take them through the meditation process and teach them about the meditation process. Teaching kids through the meditation process is easy than we think it would be as children exercise mindfulness naturally.
This is so because a focused mind is a crucial component in meditation. Kids have lesser mental barriers and pre-determined beliefs and thoughts than matured people. As a result, it helps them to realize the pure state of mindfulness and consciousness.
On the other hand, matured people have fears and anxiety and also the preconceived thoughts that may alter the process of meditation.
History of Kids Meditation
In the recent past, meditation for kids is coming up very quickly as yoga. Plenty of other activities are also incorporated in the school systems, and it’s for the better. This helps in improving their attentiveness in class and even for betterment in decision making for their future.
Kids may be sometimes seen as calm and non-judgemental. But, in reality kids achieve focus by easily practicing the process of meditation than adults.
Instead of punishing kids through painful words, let the kids focus more on what they can do. Help them dwell in the present moment.
Process Of Meditation
Start by first relaxing the body and taking in deep inhales to fill up the stomach with air. Slowly exhale the air out of the belly by use of the nose.
Encourage and make sure that the kid feels more relaxed each time they slowly exhale the air through their nose.
Continue making the kid do so more regularly and do it repeatedly as it relaxes them. Continue by asking them about their favorite things like a color or a hobby and allowing them to continue taking in the air.
Children learn more effectively by watching or observing and use fun games to keep them more concentrated.
Types Of Kids Meditation
Bedtime meditations which help in calming down the kids’ nervous system and also decrease the stress hormones before the kid goes to sleep for better periods of sleep.
Mindfulness and deep breathing meditation help the kids to focus on something through the process of taking in air and then exhaling it out.
Benefits of Meditation For Kids
The meditation process helps the kid to focus on. It makes the kid turn in completely their attention to a single thing at a time and having a complete focus capacity.
Meditation helps the kids to realize self-esteem and self-love.
Sometimes the kids may feel like they are not good enough, especially during the puberty stage, and this may diminish their self-esteem and confidence.
Thankfully by meditation practice, the mind activities thinking processes are slowed down and making the mind to focus more on the more resourceful activities and ignoring the unproductive ones.
It also relieves stress and supports healthy development and also facilitates their empathy process.