Getting Kids to Meditate

Meditation is the most important thing you can teach kids if you want them to deal with anxiety and reduce stress without harming themselves. The benefits of meditation range from mindfulness to coping with peer issues. Meditation can help one become emotionally composed, focused, and considerate. Evolving doesn’t come easy once the building blocks of personality are stacked. Childhood is the perfect phase to learn the art of controlling the mind efficiently. Once their personality emerges in a particular manner of calming their tangled self, they will turn out happier and more powerful. 

Why do Kids Need Meditation?

Have you ever spotted those sad and down innocent faces of your kids? In search of magic to hike up their energy? To your utter surprise, meditation will play a wonder for their souls. It cleans and filters negativity and refreshes inner feelings. To all the pretty Moms out there, be brave to try meditation to improve the mental wellness of your kids. Their tiny minds are more stressed than we know. 

Types of Kids Meditation

Meditation comes in many forms. Yoga, NLP, Exercise, and Storytelling are some examples. Stay tuned to explore a few simplistic meditation formats you can carry out at home. All you need to know about music meditation. Rhythms, beats, imagination, sentimental attachment, and a sense of ownership are all combined in music. Kids feel joy choosing their comfortable emotions from the offered platter. Combining it with music is more of a treat than serving the taste buds alone. Music is an established source of kids’ meditation. Moms can find soothing tunes to comfort their kids. You can find your kid’s favorite music by playing around multiple for them. 

The Best Time to Meditate

Timing, space, and ambiance play a vital role. Yoga, exercises, and meditation have their specific protocols. Choosing the right place can help to carry out the process more smoothly. A few things that you must consider are colors, lighting, noise, and surrounding! Precisely, the environment and ambiance. The impact of meditation enhances if done after a shower. Dim light meditation with music can do miracles for the soul. Help your kid unburden their stress. 

When to Start

A commonly asked question is, what is the right age for a kid to start meditation? The time is ripe as early as the child understands the concept of coordination and focus. Ideally, a child can grasp ideas more quickly from 5 onward. But that does not restrict to starting sooner.

It is a known fact that toddlers and babies mimic our actions and take after the habits of the people in their surroundings. They learn poems, copy actions and utter the words they perceive. It is because learning is a fundamental human mechanism. It comes built-in. If you put them into skill learning, they grow the person you want them to be. If you train their brain, emotions, and body at the earliest, superb will be the outcome.

Get Involved

The perk is that the immediate results of meditation are not the main issue. It is more about keeping a personality on track and tackling tricky situations. For single parent Moms, there are multiple bumpy phases and areas during early parenting days. A ray of hope for them is to join their child to stay free of separation anxiety. When parents involve themselves in their kid’s activities, it has double the fun as it becomes family time. The beauty of meditation is that it is not only an exercise, but a skill. Once you start with a kid’s preferred interest as a medium of meditation, it will refine the inherited talent. 

Most of the kids are adrenaline junkies. They love playing around every stuff and go to sleep when physically exhausted. But they are prone to mental illness and depression too. Considering their age and the spread of life routines, they don’t have the awareness to understand it. They drove by the company they keep. Check the type of notes and learnings they bring home after school and the playground. Bullying, pranks, new friends, fights with old ones, and socialization can cause a burden on their fragile minds. Moms need to track their activities. Meditation is a source of relief they need.

Benefits of Meditation

The benefits of meditation are manifold. Not only do the Kids learn to remain calm, quiet, disciplined, and composed, but develop more sophisticated and organized personalities. Kids can control emotions through meditation more than any other way to learn the skill. Regular practice of meditation can help children with the following.

How to Meditate

There are many types, methods, and resources to teach meditation. Following are some variants to start with. 

Stay Calm 

Teach early to teenage kids to stay calm through breathing exercises, which help develop stamina, as well. 

Aggression Control

Help kids to stay calm when they feel angry. Though difficult, but works when you deal with them politely. 

Happy Morning

Motivate them to set a routine to meditate in the morning. Morning meditation is perhaps the most effective. 

Kindness

Being kind to others, especially to the Not-Haves, is a charity that pays back. It develops a norm of character, which is always appreciated everywhere.

Appreciate Others

A positive attitude is a blessing. You can spread positivity around by appreciating others. Be nice to others. 

Try the tactics and witness the change within weeks. An admirable, sweet, loveable soul is as essential as a beautiful, physically fit, healthy body. 

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Urza Omar
  • Urza Omar
  • The writer has a proven track as a mentor, motivational trainer, blogger, and social activist. She is the founder of mindclassic.com a blog intended for avid readers.