An activity that has stood out for the effectiveness of its results is children’s meditation. This ancient practice, which emerged in Asia, has the main objective of quieting the mind and body so that the practitioner can experience greater contact with himself and achieve a deep state of inner peace.
The gains for the child who practices meditation for great mindfulness daily are many and we have listed some for you to check out.
Improves focus and concentration
In physiological terms, meditation favors the functioning of attention, which makes the practitioner become more aware and perceive what happens around him and, above all, inside him.
The increase in focus, as a consequence, increases the ability to concentrate on the activity that is being performed or observed. This ability to be truly present in what one experiences extends to all other daily activities.
This is a particularly useful benefit for children’s learning and increased school performance. Children who find it easier to pay attention and focus on the execution of a particular activity find it easier to establish relationships between explained content and narrated facts, to learn information, as well as to memorize data of different natures.
In child meditation, the techniques must consider the child’s age group, his universe, his capacity for assimilation and reaction. The playful bias is very important in conducting the practice with the little ones.
Through guided meditation it is possible to produce associations with elements of nature or with situations that are part of the child’s routine. In other words, to guide a meditation is to establish a sequence of images that stimulate their creative imagination.
Promotes relaxation and tranquility
Children, in general, are quite agitated, which, if taken to the extreme, can make it difficult for children to adapt to the different demands of everyday social life.
In order to control this exacerbated animation, many families choose to put their children to carry out various activities, so that they spend all this energy contained. Instead of reaching the desired goal, this exhaustive routine can cause stress, tiredness and even anxiety. As the practice can be done together, adults and children can enjoy its benefits.