Kids and Meditation: Breathe Easy
If only children came with an "off" switch... Getting children to wind down can often be a daunting task. Many children are like the Energizer bunny -- they keep going and going and going. Wouldn't you like for your child to be able to embrace inner peace and gain a sense of calm? Of course, it's hard enough for adults to kick back and relax.But that doesn't mean it's not possible for both you and your child to de-stress, which is where meditation comes into play. Teaching your children to meditate not only helps instill a sense of calm into them, it also improves their ability to concentrate and become centered. It will also assist in cultivating self-help skills. Meditating doesn't have to be a long, involved process. There are simple techniques you can personally introduce to your kids. If time permits, have them give it a try in the morning before they start their day. If you're in a crunch for time, save meditating for the afternoon or early evening in order to wind down.