Thursday, November 19, 2015

Simple meditation formats for young children (and for adults who want to start very simply)

 Here are some very simple and useful suggestions for meditation for young children.

The opening sentences of the review are:

"Asking a child to sit still for meditation doesn’t sound like a recipe for easing stress.

Yet more families are making a few shared minutes of quiet contemplation a part of their daily routines. When handled with flexibility and a sense of humor, they say, the practice can calm their children, reduce stress and anxiety and help them focus.

Meditation is increasingly taught in the West as a secular discipline aimed at gaining awareness, or mindfulness—the ability to notice and focus calmly on thoughts and feelings as they arise, without reacting or judging...."

For the rest of this article and a video see: