How To Get Kids to Meditate

11 thoughts on “How To Get Kids to Meditate”

  1. I love this, I need to implement more of these practices in my home. We have tried listening to chants, and breathing but we need to do it more often! Thank you for sharing a comprehensive “check list” of sorts for those of us recovering from trauma in the family.

  2. Hello! my wife and I have a 0, 3, 5, and 7 year old, and peace is something that can be hard to come by in our house. One game that we play is to close our eyes, and see what we notice with our other senses. We listen for birds, feel the grass, etc.
    Something else I have found helpful is “Cosmic Kids Yoga” (http://www.cosmickids.com/) The gal tells a story that goes along with the poses, and makes it a lot of fun.
    Either way I think the best tip is your first one. Kids model what they see. If there is a behavior you would like to instill, practice it.

    1. Great point. I like having them close their eyes and use their other senses too. Like, listen for the furthest sounds (like birds), see what they smell (whether the scent of a tree or diffusing essential oil). Thanks for commenting!

  3. Reblogged this on wrsurya and commented:
    i suppose even five minutes per day to start with is better than nothing… perhaps try for a week or so, then add five more minutes for another week, finally coming up to fifteen minutes per day as the minimum…

  4. Oh, how I love this post and the important message we need to embrace. I certainly hope kids and meditation will be two words we will see together repeatedly and positively referenced in the near future. Many thanks!

  5. I am thrilled to read your blog and write up in the Chopra site! I have become very interested in teaching children to meditate. I have been practicing yoga for 10 years now and meditation for 3 years. I wish I had learned these techniques when i was younger, so now I am tarting to teach my grandchildren. Your article is perfect. I only see them at most once a week, so it will. Very slow process. I would love to share this with more children and hope to so in the near future. Thank you for your good words!

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