Meditation can be a powerful tool for children’s overall well-being. By allowing the mind, body, and spirit to rest, meditation can lead to mental, physical, and spiritual benefits.
For kids, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve attention and behavior, and research suggests that it can help with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Other types of meditation practices such as movement-based meditation and cultivating positive emotions like gratitude and compassion can be beneficial for children.
By incorporating meditation into their daily routine, kids can experience a range of benefits that can help them in school, at home, and other aspects of their lives.
You can try this on your own or by using a meditation app such as:
If you don’t want to use an app here is one you can try:
This guided meditation brings a visual component to a very simple deep breathing exercise. You can do this standing or seated.
To keep younger children engaged while teaching them the breathing exercise, you can add some extra details and make it more fun. Children under the age of 6 tend to enjoy extra movement when learning to focus on their breath. To get them started, have them stand up in a relaxed way and follow these steps: