Is now a regular class!
Kids aren’t always as excited as we are about mindfulness practices, like meditation and yoga. But children have a lot to gain from learning how to cultivate mindfulness on their own.
Giving kids the tools to help them fend off negative thoughts and behaviors, build self-confidence, focus, and treat others and themselves with respect and appreciation is a gift they will have for the rest of their lives.
Mindfulness programs are popping up in schools nationwide, and studies are surfacing that reveal their positive impact on academic performance, stress levels, and emotional maturity.
Moving Into Meditation
Is now a regular class
What Is Meditation?
Meditation has become a widely used term that means different things to different people, so let’s briefly defining what we mean by meditation: Meditation is the progressive quieting of the mind until it reaches the source of the mind, which is sometimes called the soul, pure consciousness, or the field of pure potential.
In everyday waking consciousness, your mind is filled with a constant stream of thoughts. At times, the thought stream can become so noisy that it feels more like a thundering waterfall. Yet between each thought there is a space, which is sometimes called the “gap.” In meditation, your awareness moves from the noisy activity of your mind to quieter levels of the thinking process, until eventually you slip into the gap.