Meditation for children: why and when to practice it

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Marie-Ange Demory
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La practice area of meditation it's good for all, also ai children; in a world chaotic like ours, even most small in fact they live the weight of anxieties e frustrations. The meditation could become an instrument "Dolce"To let them acquire awareness area of reality surrounding and to make people understand the importance of silence "inner". There practice would then become a refuge where the concept of frenzy is put to the gang and where it becomes possible stop i pensieri.



Some research international scientific studies have shown that the action of the meditate just reduces the cortisol, that is, thehormone responsible for the stress and, at the same time, it maintains a level emotional stable. It is not a trivial matter, especially for children e girls unprepared very often a handle le emozioni negative. Indeed, in Countries which Canada, United States, Israel, Netherlands meditation was introduced a school and of results I'm very interesting: not only the performance school improve in general and the creativeness of the individual increases, but also the cases of Bullying They tend to decrease. This is because the meditation help find thatequilibrium interior fundamental for handle their own fears and increase theesteem moving away from behaviors aggressive or dispersives.


home, the meditation could be part of one space daily in which Parents e children live together a time one of a kind. There is noage specific for involve the boy or girl in the practice meditative. The answers change from person per person. The important thing is not to insist: the choice di to practise must be spontaneous to whatever age.


The thing more simple, especially for most small, at the actual moment of the meditation is to do visualize what you are doing or saying since respite. The child so he will understand better the valence of letting go i pensieri and will remain concentrated on himself and on the "here ed Now". The position to keep would be the classic one of "lotus" with the legs crossed and i piedi on the thighs. Should it be too much uncomfortable, it's okay to stay seated even on one chair.

There are several specifications just think for the most small, among the most known: the meditation of pensiero,listeningand voice and respite. The practice for children it will obviously be more fast compared to that adult, But the time invested, though brief, Sara Useful to build a percorso increasingly "clear"of peacefulness and peace staff during the growth and finally from adults.



In meditation of pensiero, through theinspiration andexpiration, the children will try to to empty la mind imagining each pensiero (o flows di pensiero) such as clouds crossing the sky, that is what "they pass". In that oflisteninginstead, after doing sit down in hoops all the children, and asking them to to close the eyes, one plays Bell and all the little ones are invited to to focus on sound. Children will have to raise up la hand in the moment when not feel plus the sound area of Bell. This kind of concentration on sounds helps and stimulates the calm; it can be done everywhere and with any typology di sound.

In meditation area of voice, they go together tatto e singing. Always seated with eyes closed, i children must to repeat all together of phrases or delle syllables (eg "I'm calm"). At the same time, for each phrase this in modo hyphenated or for each syllable, they must touch le Dita with the inch starting fromindex up to little finger. Besides to spell high voice, children can to sing or repeat in forehead la phrase accompanying this exercise dedicated to calm.

Finally, the meditation of respite is the exercise also suitable for very small: by eyes closed, i children to do a to become di you breathe (for example "Take five breaths"); this outdoor completely natural, it will make more aware il child how important it is breathe a fondo, with calm, and how much this activity cry la mind

Whatever the technique used, the images, the sounds and passwords help to sort i pensieri and static byanimo. Through the calm area of mind also the body si relax, while the child holds consciousness of having lived aexperience inside and outside of oneself.

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