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Meditation Techniques For Children – Soulful Parenting

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Meditation techniques for children

Teaching meditation techniques children is a wonderful idea - improving their concentration, emotional balance, and focus skills which helps school performance as well as many other life skills that lead to a healthier, happier life.

Meditation techniques for children will help them learn concentration and relaxation skills at a young age.  This will help their school performance, their emotional balance, and ultimately provide an emotional ground for a healthier happier life.

While I was searching the internet for material for this article, I came across this quote from Lori Lipton.

“Soulful parenting encompasses a twofold awareness,” Lipton said.

She said that as a parent, you are a wise and capable soul who is infinitely connected to the source of life and all that is. You have a wealth of support and answers to nurture you and your child, she said. In addition, your child is also a soul who has innate depth, awareness and abilities that are meant to be expressed, evolved and eventually used to enhance life, she said.  original quote here

 

I like Ms. Lipton’s approach.  She has a fundamental respect for both the child and the parent, and a faith in the ultimate “OK-ness” of both.

She also shares my experience — that children learn meditation quickly and naturally when it’s well taught and playfully presented.

As a parent, Lipten said she is awed by how quickly children connect to meditation. When children engage in intuitive processing regularly, they become settled in their bodies, innately peaceful, present and confident, she said.

Through her program, Lipten said she has seen children shift from being afraid of the dark, or having profound anxiety before tests or within social settings, into feeling peaceful and calm because they have new tools.

Lipten said she has experienced children who have shared a depth of insight and calm that persists because of their ability to listen through their soul.

Lipten raises many questions, among them:

  • Do you meditate? Do your children?
  • Are your children anxious? What do you do to calm them?
  • Do you consider yourself peaceful and confident? Or are you a stressed-out mess?
Have you taught your kids how to meditate?  Do you like Ms. Liptons ideas about soulful parenting?
If you would like us to include meditation techniques for children in our free guided meditation series, please leave your name in the comment area below … and if there is lots of interest, we’ll get right on it.
And… if you like the idea of children learning simple, child-appropriate meditation techniques, please click the like button below and share this idea with your friends on Facebook.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Ja

    July 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    i would love to see my children meditate more often with me. any tips would be appreciated. Namaste.

  2. YogaBex

    July 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Yes – more info on meditation techniques for children would be much appreciated! ~Namaste~

    • Jim Arthur, Senior Meditation Editor

      July 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Hi YogaBex… (love the name) —

      I have a couple of super-simple ones ready to go… look for one today, and a few more over the next couple of weeks.

  3. Cardea Hinges

    July 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Yes PLEASE! I would love to see this. My son is about to start kindergarten and I’ve been wondering how to introduce him to meditation to help him remain calm and focused so he gets the most out of his schooling.

    • Jim Arthur, Senior Meditation Editor

      July 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      Hi Cardea… I will have some simple ones here on this site next week… nice easy stuff that is fun, playful, and helpful….

      Thanks for your interest…

      –Jim

  4. Amanda

    August 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I would love guidance on helping to bring meditation into the life of my children.

  5. Rachel Kain

    August 7, 2011 at 2:53 am

    I would love to see more on meditation for children.

  6. michelle

    August 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I have triplet sons, and would love guidence in teaching them how to meditate, I can’t wait to see the positive change in them.

  7. Heather Pettitt

    August 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    At our house, I use massage meditation with my older son. And tickle meditation with my youngest. They both love it. It gets them ready, then we breath. I talk with them about things they like, I let them sit in silence. It has been so helpful to all of us 🙂

  8. Carol

    November 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Sounds fabulous, look forward to hearing more about it.

  9. Merry

    January 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I would like to be able to teach my grandson to meditate. I know he could benefit greatly.

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