Mindful meditation…is that something you practice?
It has many proven benefits like reducing stress, improving sleep, and increasing productivity. But have you ever considered that meditation might be beneficial for your kids too?
You’re probably wondering how on earth you would even get your kids to sit still long enough to try.
Kids are often curious and open to new experiences. Make it a fun and relaxing event and you’ll find that the practice of mindfulness is something your kids truly enjoy.
The trick is to start small and maintain consistency. If that means 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time, so be it. Even if it's for short periods of time, you’ll still see positive changes. And aim for the same time each day, whether that’s in the morning before school or at night before bed.
Below, we’re sharing the benefits of meditation and 4 podcasts on Pinna to help your kids learn how to practice this new skill.
Why Mindful Meditation is Beneficial for Kids (Grownups Too!)
What is meditation?
Let’s start there.
Meditation is, at its core, the practice of mindfulness — the ability to observe our thoughts without judgment and relax when we’re worked up or stressed out.
Many of us recognize the benefits of meditation for ourselves, but what about for our kids?
Their brains are tired too!
The practice of mindfulness allows us to find a quiet space any time it’s needed, even in the middle of chaos.
Guided stories, like you’ll find in the list below, are perfect for kids of any age. These stories help kids to slow down and fully engage in the process of being mindful.
Why is meditation beneficial?
Well, there are plenty of reasons. Here are a few.
- Longer attention span and improved focus
- Reduced stress levels
- Better sleep
- Stronger mental resilience
- Improved emotional regulation
- Increased self-awareness and empathy
- Boosted confidence
Now that you know the benefits of practicing mindful meditation, here are 4 podcasts on Pinna to help you get started.
4 Podcasts on Pinna to Help Your Family Practice the Important Healthy Habit of Mindfulness
Beloved family recording artist Bari Koral & Grammy Award winning New Age artist Paul Avgerinos come together for the first time in this enchanting new release to help bring instant relaxation and meditation to scores of young children.
Hey little explorers! Life is an exciting roller coaster, isn't it? There’s the thrilling ups! But there’s also some challenging downs. To help YOU be super strong and brave as you adventure through life, Daytime Explorers is here — fun and helpful tools to help you cope with all the big and small emotions.
Slow down and snuggle down with these bedtime meditations for little explorers.
Find your inner calm to create a space of relaxation — perfect for bedtime or if you need a moment of quietness and meditation. Each episode takes you to a new place or introduces you to an animal, meant to help you learn how to breathe peacefully.
Pinna’s audio library is extensive and offers something for everyone. The podcast roundup above will give you an excellent starting point when your child needs to find their center.
We’re all ears!