It’s not just adults who are feeling the effects of stress. Children are under the pump these days too with expectations set high. The influence of social and digital media is on the rise and kids are expected to perform on every level.
Long gone are the days where kids were used to kick around on BMXs all weekend and home scratched and dirty for meal times. Now many children have mobile phones, are doing homework on their MacBook Airs and communicating with friends over text. We live in different times, and more than ever kids need relevant, easy tools in which to cope. Which is where meditation comes in.
Vedic Meditation can be learnt by kids from the age of five. It is a simple technique that children practice daily with eyes open or closed for five or more minutes depending on their age. Meditation gives children’s brains and minds a chance to rest and allows their creativity to open up. Kids that meditate are confident, skilled in emotional regulation and open to learning.
The Broad Place holds a kids course in Vedic Meditation.