Kids and Meditation. Five reasons all Parents should try this at home.
Hey Love! How are you? Happy Sunday I am here fresh out of my Meditation and ready to chat. How about you? Are we in relaxed mode or a bit stressed? Are you smiling or clenching your jaw?
I have to confess that since I began to Meditate several years ago I clench my jaw less times during the day than I use to. Now when something rubs me the wrong way I just take a deep breath and let it out slowly. I know it sounds crazy but try it and see what a life changer it WILL be.
Incorporating Meditation into my lifestyle has been a tremendous source of comfort. It has improved all areas of my life without question. Then having my daughter join me on this journey has just become an extra blessing.
Being that she suffers from Anxiety, Meditation, as well as her own Yoga practice, has allowed her to deal with stressful moments in her life differently then she did as a child. I know that had I been more aware and more willing to explore this option then I would have done all I could to start her on this path earlier.
There are several studies showing the benefits of Meditation at an early age. So with this in mind, I thought I would pinpoint Five (5) and share some links that can help you get started or just have you try it and see if this is something you would like to add to your toolbox of Creating your Best Life:
-Calmness- the practice of just taking deep breaths helps reduce tantrums and anxiety
-Concentration- learning how to slow down and encourage their ability to focus and complete tasks more efficiently.
-Empathy- as they increase their ability to calm down, they are able to relate better to others which makes interactions more peaceful.
-Emotional Intelligence- as they begin to reach certain milestones such as puberty they are better equipped to deal with changes. They begin to understand how to reason and how to put things into perspective.
-Sleeping- as adults we already know the importance of sleep and the benefits our brain and bodies receive from it. This is just as important to our children. Heavy loads of homework, afterschool activities, and social life etc... can cause lack of sleep or interrupted sleep. Meditation before bedtime can help the mind begin to settle down.
Here are the links to sites with great info!
Leave your comments below would love to hear your thoughts and personal experience. My Lil Mama and I enjoy sharing Meditation time together or just stopping at any given moment to hold hands and share in taking a few breaths together. It has become part of our continued bounding and growth as a family.
Always stress-free xo,