What is Meditation? How to Explain it to Kids?

A Boy from Our Kids Camp Discovering Techniques for Meditation

Do you meditate?  If you have a regular practice of meditation or if you have tried it a few times you may know how good you feel afterwards.

Or you may find it excruciating!  You may find every second feels like five, and you want to open your eyes and check the clock or make sure the teacher hasn’t fallen asleep.

Well the same is true for teaching children about meditation, some kids feel good afterwards and some find it difficult.

How To Meditate with Children

This week I was interviewed by Donna Freeman of The Kids Yoga Academy on her radio show.

If you are interested in teaching your kids how to meditate I suggest you give it a listen. Some of the most memorable experiences I’ve had have been from teaching kids about meditation including the story of one boy who used meditation to help him when his parents were getting divorced.

Here is the link or you can listen below, I think you will gain some insights on what its really like to teach meditation to children:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yoga-in-my-school/2013/06/19/meditation-for-children

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Meditation Techniques

All this is leading up to a few important events that will give you highly effective meditation techniques. If you want to teach your kids about meditation, to take their yoga beyond pretending to be animals, there are meditation activities included in all the weekend Kids Yoga Teacher Certificates we offer.

Here’s the link to upcoming Kids Yoga Teacher Certification dates.

 

Kids learning more Meditation Techniques at the Kids Camp

You may be amazed how much children enjoy meditation when you know which ones to teach.  Just like the kids in these pictures, you can teach meditation to kids and give them an experience to overcome the challenges. Then, as the story in the interview describes, they will know what to do when they are faced with unavoidable stress.

Now that is something worth passing on to children!

Comments

  1. Lisa.Randall says:

    Kids being taught about how to do meditation are very rare but yeah that really a nice idea as this is the time when they are judging the things and the situations very carefully and deciding what is right and what is wrong. So meditation provides them with the right track and helps them in a lot many ways. Meditation actually provides them with a very strong base and helps them to become a good personality in social world.

  2. So interesting- I sort of just assumed kids would be horrifie by the idea of meditation. I really want to give this a try with my daughter.
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