Yes your kids can do meditation. But it is different from the meditation that you do. You can make your kids do meditation only once in a week. But now the question is at what age can they start meditating. They can start meditation after the age of 10. The nature of the mind, when stressed, is to jump from thought to thought like a monkey. If there is tension, then the mind cannot be calm.
Have you noticed that your children are drawn to gadgets and technology like we never had in our youth? They are challenged to think and respond more quickly than ever before. They have the ability to take information in megabytes, play games of speed and imagination, surf and tweet, and respond to constant online communication.
In addition to these abilities, you would probably also want your child to have the capacity to turn their attention completely to one thing and be able to stick with their studies. You would want them to be capable of solving complex problems and to see projects through to the completion.
What can you do to teach them this focus?
The answer is meditation. Your child’s creativity will flow best when their mind is freed from the demands of tension and stress. Meditation gives them a healthy rest from the ‘monkey mind’ so they can function more effectively and with clarity. But they should not be forced to do medtation.
Is your child experiencing strong emotions such as frustration and fear? It is common through the developmental stages for children to have tantrums and tears. We want them to easily navigate these phases without too much distress.
Children often feel frustrated or irritable when they don’t get their own way and things get difficult as they haven’t yet learnt the virtue of patience. A toddler would scream and cry for a toy while a school child would resist if they are told to do something they don’t like. Technology has increased the expectation of instant solutions which can increase impatience in children.
Overcoming fear is another challenge for children as they are growing up in this fast-paced world. Fears, such as not being accepted and not having friends as well as the primal fears of death and losing loved ones, can trouble children. Emotional stability is essential for healthy growth. These great leaders of the future will need to have courage and emotional strength.
Meditation allows children to return to their natural rhythm and helps them cope with the emotions of frustration and fear. It helps to balance the whole system by supporting emotional development and gives rest to the mind so that they are not overwhelmed by their strong feelings.
Please do not start teaching your kids meditation own your own by just watching it from any cd/ T.V. Always contact a trainer and see what kind of meditation are they teaching your kids.
Avoid long sessions as kids energy chakrams/ centres are very delicate with execive meditation there chakrams might have some kind of problem.
If you want your kids to learn meditation from us please feel free to call or email us for any kind of qustions if you have.