If we push children too hard, or they struggle to do something normally achievable due to stress, they learn to define that task as unsolvable and will start to see any related tasks as being very difficult. This is what we call 'learned helplessness' and we all suffer from it to some extent.
Meditation for children not only reduces stress, but works to improve all aspects of brain function and development:-
- The hippocampus, which is responsible for memory, grows larger.
- Young meditators develop a more active and thicker growing prefrontal cortex which aids lateral thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
- Meditation for children with the Beeja technique creates greater brain wave coherence which promotes better connectivity throughout the brain.
Studies have shown children who use this technique have higher self-esteem, increased tolerance, greater self-sufficiency, decreased anxiety and decreased anti-social behaviours.
Will's gift of meditation has created a space that's just for me.
The benefits of having meditation in my life has allowed me to reach into areas I couldn't ever imagine.
Beeja is simple and effective and applicable to modern life. It has made me a better person.
I have noticed numerous benefits from meditation. I was struggling to sleep, I now sleep significantly better!
I started meditation because life was hectic. I'm more in harmony with myself and the people around me
I've seen my whole life change. Anxiety disappeared. Meditation got me back to my real world.
Although I was really sceptical I am so glad I started meditating. It has changed so much about my life.
The meditation technique has taught me to decompress. People tell me I am much calmer. It's a practical tool to use anywhere, anytime.
I feel much calmer and ready to engage with the world in a more productive manner. Every morning it sets me up nicely for the day.