Meditation, yoga and other mind strengthening exercises are popping up all over the world and for good reason. Studies show that these exercises help children be more attentive, forge good friendships, induce self-control, teach respect and empathy towards their fellow buddies all while reducing stress, hyperactive behaviour, reducing the symptoms of ADHD and increasing their grades considerably. Providing the kids of the current generation where cyber bullying is on the rise with the tools to fend of negative thoughts and behaviour, enhance self-confidence, focus and treat others and themselves with respect is an offering they will have for the remainder of their lives.
We live in a world where social media rules behaviour and disconnection is a real problem which is on the rise, our next generation needs a muscle of awareness which the schools are not quite able to encapsulate.
So, try these few exercises that can make meditation for kids a fun and enjoyable learning curve.
1. Guided Meditation: The Balloon
To bring a visual component to a very simple breathing exercise, this guided meditation technique can help. You can perform this exercise either standing or sitting.