Meditation and Breathing


Teaching  your child to meditate basically involves helping them learn how to connect with their inner-self, including their imagination and the real essence of who they are. Although meditation for some may signify the very still, closed-eyed, and cross-legged pose, it does not have to mean that for all of them. In fact, it simply involves giving children the time to be creative, to practice listening and to be carefree. It is easy to teach and may also be beneficial for parents who include themselves in the practice. At the very least, finding time to relax can reduce anxiety and increase one’s ability to problem-solve. Sometimes just focusing attention on a different task permits new and fresh ideas to present themselves. Meditation can also help an angry or frustrated child to calm down and rethink a situation.

In Joogalkids we meditate in motion, while we do the posicion (letter), keeping in their mind the shape or by saying in an inner voice the name of the posicion ( letter).

Or you can  teach the children how to relax and meditate consists of having them sit or lay down in a comfortable place and position. Secondly, have them take one or two very deep breaths and have them close their eyes if they feel comfortable enough doing so , If you find a child  misbehaving or becoming overly active, sometimes simply having them concentrate on their breathing, may successfully calm them down a little.

   Afterwards, there are a variety of different techniques that can be useful in guiding a relaxation mode. Older children may simply want time to themselves to quietly rest or think privately. For other children, some continuous deep breathing may be sufficient. Here are a few other suggestions for incorporation some quiet, meditative time into your child’s life

The Cd is an exelent  tool to help you with the meditations

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