Wednesday, August 13, 2008


http://www.yogajournal.com/dailyinsight/2008_08_13.html.


August 13, 2008
Family Meditation

Introducing children to yoga, meditation, and spirituality is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. It can set their future on a nourishing and creative course. But how do you present this knowledge so that children of different ages will receive the most benefit from it?

When we teach meditation to children, we need to choose age-appropriate techniques that foster their total growth and development. Meditations for children cannot be the same as those taught to middle-aged business people or spiritual aspirants seeking higher knowledge. Rather, in this context, meditation is a process that supports the growth of the body-mind of the child, fosters the development of each child's own unique personality, and supports creativity and expression.

Meditation techniques for children can help them relax and focus better during school, so that they can concentrate and memorize more effectively. From the spiritual perspective, good meditation techniques teach children self-awareness, encourage them to be themselves, and help them face life with greater belief in their potential.

IN THIS ISSUE
Teaching Meditation to Children

http://www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers/1856
Meditation 101


http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/1307


IN THE CURRENT NEWSSTAND ISSUE: September 2008

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