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Why Meditation Should Be Included In the Education of Children

18 Feb 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Benefits of mediation

Meditation is the state of deep concentration and being in a moment. People of every professionals, corporates, faculties need yoga, especially meditation yoga in such a stressful and mechanical life. Meditation is major means or final key of yoga science.

Many researches in the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools has a lot of positive effects on students’ well-being, social skills, academic skills and intuition. They find about various merits of mediation.

A recent meta-review of the impact of meditation in schools combined the results from 15 studies and were almost 1800 students from Australia, Canada, India, the UK, the US and Taiwan. The research showed meditation is beneficial in most cases and led to three broad outcomes for students: higher well-being, better social skills, greater academic skills and intuition growth.

Students who were taught meditation at school reported higher optimism, more positive emotions, stronger self-identity, updating skills and greater self-acceptance and took better care of their health as well as experiencing reduced restlessness, stress, depression, and anxiety. This was compared to before the meditation projects and compared to peers who were not taught meditation.

The review also showed that meditation helps the social life of students by leading to increases in pro-social behaviour (like helping others) and decreases in anti-social behaviour (like anger, hatred and disobedience).

Finally, meditation was found to improve a host of academic and learning skills in students. These included faster information processing, greater focus, more effective working memory, more creativity and cognitive flexibility.

So, we see that advantages of mediation are not limited to improving academics and keeping you peace and calm. It goes beyond the usual necessities. It takes you to bring about innovativeness and creativity in the world to make it a better place to live. Human brain is limitless when it comes to innovation and creativity. Meditation accelerates the performance of the brain and navigates you through innumerable possibilities in which a teeny-tiny idea can be executed.

Finally, if meditation is to become system-wide across. Then we might see the increasing change in the attitude, thinking and more capabilities of the students across the globes.There will be innovation and creation. Learn more benefits of meditation in next blog.

Dhyana or Meditation is the seventh stage of Ashtanga yoga and also final device of whole yoga science. Yogasana is means of transport for Meditation and Meditation is the means of transport for Yoga cum Samadhi. If we do every means of Yoga consciously and silently that is meditation, even well done Asana practice is also meditation. So do any karma properly and consciously and we shall get maximum benefits to transfer the life.

Source : https://theconversation.com/why-meditation-should-be-taught-in-schools-42755

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