Sleep meditation for kids is very beneficial. You can easily teach your kids how to meditate in 3 simple steps using my step by step method.
The three steps provided below are simplified version of what I teach in my course.
Step 1: Sit quietly with your children and make yourself very comfortable. It would be best to do it in a calm and peaceful place because you don’t want your kids to get distracted by other things.
Step 2: Practice deep and rhythmic breathing for about 5 minutes, so that you and your kids can adjust to the surrounding, and bring your mind to a stable and peaceful state.
Step 3: Close your eyes and sit quietly. There is no need to do anything. Ask your kids to witness whatever is going on in their mind by sitting quietly. Tell them the idea is to become a silent witness to their thoughts.
If your kids practice this for even 10 minutes, they will feel a lot more calm over all. And they will sleep better as well.
So why not practice sleep meditation for kids on a regular basis?
If you’re a parent like me you know how it works with kids, right. Yes, role model it. That’s the best way to teach anything to our kids.
I have a six (6) year old and I do the same. When I sit down for my meditation practice, I encourage him to sit with me.
Well, to be honest he does meditate with me. But he does funny things as well like any other six year old. He will keep his eyes slightly open so that he can look around and see if I am watching him, or make funny faces.
So we try to make it fun exercise rather than making it another boring regimen.
For me, what I am trying to do here is to build a habit for him at this tender age. And I will continue doing that as he grows older, so that sleep meditation becomes his second nature.
When he is a bit older and gains more maturity he can improve on his practice by trying different things like I did.
My suggestion to you would be the same. Role model it. Start meditating regularly and make your children a part of it as well.
Join my Meditation for Sleep Online Course here, and you can use the same principle for your kids.