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GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…



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17 Apr 2024

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Benefits of Meditation for Kids
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Benefits of Meditation for Kids 

by Shri K. C. Jain
Treasurer, IYA and Managing Trustee, Adhyatm Sadhna Kendra, D
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The benefits of meditation are indeed manifold. And increasingly, more and more people are taking recourse to meditation for finding relief from stress in their daily lives, aside from reaping meditation benefits for their overall holistic health. However, a common misconception among most people is that meditation is only beneficial to adults. Kids too can practice meditation on a regular basis to benefit from this age-old practice. There are many benefits of meditation for kids which are as follows:

  1. Children who practice meditation on a regular basis will find a marked improvement in their concentration. This is especially beneficial for children of school-going age who find trouble concentrating on the tasks at hand and can also be beneficial for learning disabilities.
  2. Many adults refuse to acknowledge that even children can be stressed. Academic pressure, peer pressure and study load, among others can cause children to become stressed. Practicing meditation under a guru can help children manage their stress and lead a more wholesome and fulfilling life.
  3. One of the major problems children face at their young age is retention of information. With all the information they are exposed to, they are required to retain a large part of it, for the purpose of their academics and for personal growth. Meditation is known to help children with improving their ability to retain what they learn by making their minds sharper and more focused.
  4. Another major benefit of meditation for kids has to do with their creativity. It is not commonly understood that the innate creativity of a child can only manifest when the child has a calm and peaceful mind and can concentrate on the activity they are pursuing. Meditation can help in all these aspects, calming the restlessness in children, enhancing their focus and helping them bring out their creativity in everything they do.
  5. As with adults, meditation also benefits kids by improving their overall health, something which is of great importance in their growing up years. The principles of meditation look within for improving mental, emotional and physical health by providing a solution at the hormonal level can significantly benefit children.

The Adhyatm Sadhna Kendra conducts regular Preksha Meditation health sessions and classes for kids to teach them the basics of meditation and gradually take them to the deeper levels of meditation so they can experience the complete gamut of benefits to lead a better, improved, and healthier lifestyle. The Preksha eye yoga sessions on weekends are particularly beneficial for children with eyesight problems.

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