Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Meditation Tuesdays

Teaching your child to meditate basically involves helping them learn how to connect with their inner-self, including their imagination and the real essence of who they are. Although meditation for some may signify the very still, closed-eyed, and cross-legged pose, it does not have to mean that for our children. In fact, it simply involves giving children the time to be creative, to practice listening and to be carefree. It is easy to teach and may also be beneficial for parents who include themselves in the practice. At the very least, finding time to relax can reduce anxiety and increase one's ability to problem-solve. Sometimes just focusing attention on a different task permits new and fresh ideas to present themselves. Meditation can also help an angry or frustrated child to calm down and rethink a situation.

The first step in teaching children how to relax and meditate consists of having them sit or lay down in a comfortable place and position. Secondly, have them take one or two very deep breaths and have them close their eyes if they feel comfortable enough doing so (Should you not be at home and you find that your child is misbehaving or becoming overly active, sometimes simply having them concentrate on their breathing may successfully calm them down a little).

Afterwards, there are a variety of different techniques that can be useful in guiding a relaxation mode. Older children may simply want time to themselves to quietly rest or think privately. For other children, some continuous deep breathing may be sufficient.

A wonderful meditation you can do with your children.

1 comment:

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