It’s a myth that childhood is a carefree time. On the contrary, there are some issues which a child has to face. And this article especially highlights those sensitive issues followed by practical meditative remedies.
The fact is that children experience different kinds of fears like fear of darkness or monsters or abondenment. These fears are eliminated at times when they grow up, but need to be tackled at that stage.
Also, we often think that kids have an easy life and nothing to worry about, but that is not the case. The level of anxiety or stress starts building in the minds from an earley age. Like Separation anxiety which is common in babies. This can become a distractive problem that gets in the way of daily activities, such as school, or sleeping.
Another common problem is the hesitation or lack of confidence which a child feels while communicating with his teachers or peers. This often leads to no communication as well. It has been observed that, kids are able to open up with their family members but take time to have the same level of expression or exchanges with their mates. So there arises a need to solve this issue also. The last major issue which needs our attention is how to direct a child’s creativity? Often kids have a speedy thought process which needs to be directed in the correct way otherwise turns destructive. The ‘build and break’ mentality which a child develops, needs guidance so that the end results are productive. The role of parents and teachers become prominent here. But do you think that just commanding or showing support will help the child everytime. How will his own discrimination power develop?
Scientist and meditators have found that Mindfulness— the focused awareness on the present moment, generally cultivated through a breathing practice — can help to curb kid’s restless and impiulsive behaviour. A study by Health Psychology magazine found that mindful exercises actually lowered the amount of cortisol, the hormone that regulates stress levels, in the body.
Nitaai Breathing is a form of mindful breathing exercise, by training these tiny tots to focus on one sound, or breath at a time, trains their mind to stay in the moment. Nitaai Sound vibration can carry the children away from whatever makes them afraid to a state of mind where they have self confidence and control over their lives.
During this breathing technique, the children are taught to repeat the sound that not only helps them to relax, but allows them to increase their focus and avoid thoughts that can distract them.
They become more confident, self motivated and smart. By increasing the supply of O2 through inhalations in Nitaai Breathing, helps in improving their brain power.
Nitaai Sound/Breathing strengthens children’s relationship with their inner selves, and their mind/body connection—all of which make them better able to lead more positive lives and make positive choices for themselves.
The Gift of Meditation
Many adults regret for not knowing the importance of breathing and meditation in their childhood. They speculate that if they practiced it at an early age, they might have:
Made better career and marital choices; Outgrown their anger; Been less depressed; Made more of a contribution to the world; Worried less about what other people think; and Been generally happier.
The results of a meditative technique like Nitaai Breathing might not be same for all but exposing children to this positive practice will bring positive results only. No looking back!