Meditation for kids- creating smiling and happy mind

Meditation is a path that helps you to understand your true innerself. It is not limited to any one age group but it could be practised at any age. Meditation for kids could prove beneficial once they grow up.

Meditation techniques for kids , smiling minds

Many religions advocate various meditation techhique to calm and relax the mind. It is basically a kind of training for your mind. I personally have undergone a lot of positive changes in life through meditation. Being a teacher, I have felt the need of meditation at young age.

Why should kids do meditation?

Meditation can be a great way for kids to learn how to focus and calm their minds. It can also help them to deal with stress and anxiety. It helps them to understand their emotions and feelings.

There are many benefits to meditation for kids. It can help them to focus and concentrate, to develop a more positive outlook, and to cope with stress and anxiety. It can also help them to develop their imagination and creativity.

What kind of meditation should I choose for my child ?

There are many different ways to meditate, so it’s important to find a method that works for your child.

Some of the kinds of meditation are :

  • Mindfulness
  • Guided meditation
  • Visual meditation
  • Manifestation
  • Meditation by Chanting mantras

There are a number of different techniques you can use to help your child meditate. One popular method is to have them focus on a certain object, such as a candle flame or a flower. Another method is to have them focus on their breath and count each inhale and exhale. You can also use guided meditation scripts or CDs

Things to remember while teaching meditation to kids

 If you’re interested in teaching your child how to meditate, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it’s important to find a quiet place where they can sit or lie down comfortably. Second, you’ll need to help them to focus on their breath. Third, it’s important to be patient and to keep your voice calm and soothing. 

Resources and Apps for kid’s meditation

1. Headspace – This app provides different mediation resources to cater the meets of kids as per their age group. This is not a free app but paying a nominal amount is worth trying

check out the website or app for more info.

2. Happy Minds – On this YouTube channel you can find amazing sleeping meditation for young children. You can also find mindfulness, full body scan meditation for kids.

3. Children Sleep Meditation App : Rated 4.6 on Google playstore , it has more than 1T downloads. Give a try once to see the magic of Meditation.

4. Free scripts and complete guide for kid’s meditation : You can find the complete guide and free downloads of different scripts for various mediation. You can choose as per the need of your child.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla

14 Responses

  1. Must read article for all. Many of us began practicing meditation as adults after hearing about or reading about its benefits. But imagine if we had been introduced to it when we were much younger. Could we have handled those emotionally challenging adolescent years better? Would we have handled exam stress better?

  2. Post pandemic a lot of kids are stressed and having trouble coping with school and socializing. Meditation will surely help alleviate some of this. The resources you have shared are excellent!

  3. Meditation is important for everyone. Especially for kids it is important to calm their mind and focus on their goals. I could not agree more with your opinion here.

  4. One thing almost all kids faced post-pandemic, was adjusting to the school environment. The restlessness was common and I tried to make my daughter cope with the situation by making her perform the puja everyday. The 2 minutes that she spends in doing namaskar, she engages herself completely in the ritual. This has helped her calm down a lot. I think that is also a way of meditation.

  5. I had been meditating since childhood and I must say your points are good. ​​​Our kids’ brains are tired, and children of all ages really need opportunities where they can take time out each day “unplugged” to relax and focus. Meditation offers this break and helps kids function more effectively and clearly. Children today also have reportedly high stress levels.

  6. Meditation 🧘‍♂️ is important for all irrespective of age . But keeping in mind the present status of child psychology I strongly believe in the need of Meditation for kids. I appreciate you for sharing such important topic with us. Keep writing

  7. Beautiful post, Meditation is must these days. We too practice as a family, because it helps improve focus, concentration, imbibes contentment and improves increase in memory too 🙂

  8. This is a beautiful way to calm kids minds. We see many kids behaving aggressive and they grow uo to be the same hence this way we can teach kids to be better humans

  9. Meditation is a great source of happiness not just in kids but also adults. If started at an early age it keeps the kids positive and grounded and they become patient and less restless. I loved that you have posted the resources and apps also. Will check them out!

  10. Not only kids, meditation is imp for adults also and it’s such a great thing if we can inculcate this habit from their childhood. Your blog has some really helpful points Meenu and what an amazing topic to write about. I wish my kids would practice but the thing is even I am not too disciplined 😛

  11. I recall we had a yoga class in school twice a week and were introduced to meditation then. A lot many still consider it hocus pocus but it actually works. Whatever the age.

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