Why Should Kids Do Meditation?
Created by Ridhi Dogra Updated on Jun 30, 2022
Meditation can be defined as a practice of mindfulness and self-awareness, and even for kids the basic aspect of meditation remains the same. Mediation is a powerful sword using which you can easily relax your stressful mind, and take some time to mentally unwind and de-stress. The beauty about meditation is that it plays a major role in distracting your mind from all the possible stress causing situations. Therefore, in this article we will talk about the reasons why meditation is important for kids in today’s time.
Now the real question lies is who can benefit from meditation?
Who Can Benefit from Meditation?
Well, anyone can benefit from meditation, including kids! You’d be surprised to know that kids as young as 2-years-old can also learn and benefit from meditation and establish peace and calmness. The best way to introduce your kids to the world of meditation is by incorporating it into their daily routine. And this will enable them to learn this valuable skill, and find peace.
Let’s try to uncover some of the top benefits of meditation for kids-
Benefits of Meditation for Kids
1. Better and Enhanced Focus- The dependency of kids on social media and gadgets have increased to a great extent, and for adults they are constantly scanning through Google either for reading books, or watching news, etc. So, it would not be wrong to say that we are heavily dependent on the internet. However, overuse of anything can be harmful and the same principle can be applied to social media and gadgets. But, with meditation it is possible to work on your attention span and deviate that in 1 particular direction. And trust us it will make you happy from within.
2. Boosts Confidence- As we clearly mentioned at the beginning, with meditation you can easily get to know more about yourself and this will help you in boosting your confidence. The confidence will develop naturally as your child will start meditating for at least 30 minutes on a daily basis. Meditation will also teach your kids whether they should react to every emotion or not. To add to this, confident kids can easily take on this world and are better prepared for unexpected situations. They also become efficient problem solvers.
3. Builds Empathy and Happiness- Another special thing about kids' meditation is that they learn to love and show care and compassion towards others. In turn, they also become more patient and understanding. With patience and understanding comes the ability to listen to others carefully. Remember this thing that mindful kids will be the happiest ones!
4. Fosters Compassion and Self-Esteem- Not all the days are the same! Well, due to certain circumstances and stress causing situations, kids may feel that they might not be able to do certain things. Situations like peer-pressure and teenage bullying, can be difficult for some kids. Most of the insecurities in teenage years can be traced back to their early childhood insecurities. However, with meditation your kids can easily come to such difficult experiences. With meditation, your kids will have a better control over their feelings and they will feel more confident, and secure. Additionally, meditation will strengthen their inner-ability, and empathy.
These are the top 4 benefits of meditation for kids. By incorporating meditation into your child’s daily routine, you are helping them to use that as a tool for combating stress and refocus on areas that need their immediate attention. With proper consistency and practice, your kids will be looking forward to meditation with much enthusiasm, and eagerness.
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