What is Meditation?
Despite all its popularity, today very few of us truly know what meditation is. Some regard meditation as the mental concentration on something; others consider that we meditate when we imagine something that gives us peace or satisfaction. All these methods are being with one goal to slow down, and eventually completely stop the incessant activity of our minds. These exercises are not really meditation. They are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop our minds altogether. In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing. It is a state of awareness. We are either in this state or we are not, regardless of what we are doing in life.
Meditation can help teachers to be calm and confident in dealing with the students. Meditation is also good for children to get over their stress and enhance their learning experience.
Educating children should be holistic, not just a process of stuffing their heads with information. Just coming to the class and learning a few lessons is not really bringing up a child. We have to see the need for complete development because body and mind are linked. The body and mind are so linked that what we put in the body reflects in the mind and what is in the mind reflects in the body. Human values need to be cultured for the sake of the mind and the body.
For school going kids, nowadays it is a stressful experience with worries about peer pressure, studies, future decisions, and competition. Regular practice of meditation is the need of the hour - to reverse these negative experiences and prepare for a bright future.
Meditation can make children calmer, more peaceful, happier and relaxed - every time they practice it. This increases their attention in the classroom and of course the retention of the knowledge they gain.
Benefits of meditation for school going children:
How MPKP Training Methodology will help Students?
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