For many people the word ‘meditation’ brings to mind an image of snow-topped mountains, absolute silence and the uncomfortable cross-legged lotus position.
However, meditation can mean many different things to many different people, and can be as simple as counting your breaths over your morning cup of camomile.
The term meditation is used widely, and generally means becoming aware of your body, your breathing, your feelings, and entering a deep state of relaxation. It is most often used as a way to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and get rid of any negative or debilitating thoughts -leaving more room for positivity, creativity and personal growth!
Sounds great, right? So why aren’t we introducing these important skills to children? Meditation has long been thought of as an adults-only practice, but the skills learned through meditation can be invaluable tools for helping children’s emotional and learning development!