Meditation isn’t about getting kids to sit still for 10 minutes. It’s about teaching them that mental health is just as important as physical health. It’s about demonstrating the art of “paying attention” during and after meditation. And maybe most importantly, it’s about giving kids tools to handle the uncomfortable feelings that are a normal part of life and can come up when you sit still.
Anytime your child feel sleepy or sad or sluggish, do the below exercise with them and notice how moods, emotions, reactions, and energy levels shift. Sometimes just sitting up tall wakes up your mind and body and allows positive energy to ﬂow.
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