Clever Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Children

Kids should be in on the action, too.

12/09/2016 3:03 PM AEST | Updated 12/09/2016 3:06 PM AEST
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Kids can benefit from mindfulness, too.

By now you'll have heard about the many benefits of practicing mindfulness.

Defined as a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique -- mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety and even minimise inflammation and prevent disease.

So when should a person start practising mindfulness -- what is the right age to get started?

The answer is it's never too young to get started! Mindfulness in kids can boost mood and self-esteem, encourage positive behavior, aid academic learning, reduce anxiety and help with conflict resolution.

While it's not very realistic to expect a child to sit still for a 30-minute mediation session, there are nifty ways to include mindfulness seamlessly into children's routines.

Check out the below infographic for 15 methods that are easy and importantly, fun. Keep in mind... it starts with you!


nfographic from Ozicare.

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