Why We Should Teach Meditation To Our Children -By Kay Mulcahy

If you are a parent or a teacher, I am thinking you might enjoy this article.  I was poking around The Wellness Universe Blog from a year ago and found this gem I want to share with you.

Why We Should Teach Meditation To Our Children -By Kay MulcahyWhy-We-Should-Teach-Meditation-To-Our-Children-Kay-Mo

Here is a snippet from the article that caught my attention:

  • What The Research Says.

“A University of California study found second-and third-graders who practiced mindful meditation techniques for 30 minutes twice a week for eight weeks had improved behavior and scored higher on tests requiring memory, attention and focus than the non-mediators.

Another study of more than 3,000 children in the San Francisco Unified School District found a dramatic improvement in math test scores and overall academic performance among students who practiced transcendental meditation, a form of mediation that promotes relaxation and “an awakening” of the mind. The study also found a decrease in student suspensions, expulsions and dropout rates.

And other recent studies have demonstrated the ability of “mindfulness” techniques, especially those used in meditation, yoga and tai chi, to reduce impulsiveness, control emotions and ease stress.”  (ABC News, May 21, 2013)  read the full article  here….

Now “if only I had understood that” when I was raising a grandchild with severe PTSD. What a difference it might have made in both of our lives!

I pass the information along for other parents.  Oh..and it works for us adults too!!!!

Kay is a fellow member of and blogger for The Wellness Universe, the global online membership directory of empowering healers and thought leaders who direct their energy towards YOUR wellness and the Wellness of the planet…in every way.  We are accepting new members. Look around the blog and click above to apply if you would like us to feature YOUR work.

Namaste, Gerry

 

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