If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
–the Dalai Lama
Benefits of Meditation
1. Enhances Brain Function
This occurs thanks to a scientific concept called Neuroplasticity. A scientific study conducted by Richard Davidson, Ph.D. shows that through the constant practice of meditation, structures within the brain can be altered. This characteristic of the brain to alter, adapt, and rearrange its circuitry is scientifically referred to as Neuroplasticity. In his studies among Tibetan Monks, he found out that the left prefrontal cortex of the monks, who have been subjected to long period of meditation, have developed a more advanced left prefrontal cortex and exhibited very strong gamma activity.
2. Enhances Our Creativity
– When the mind is quiet and calm, solutions and ideas can easily rise to the conscious level of the mind. Surely you can recall been advised not to make a significant decision when you’re upset, right? A calm mind makes the best decisions in any moment, and meditation helps to calm the mind — and not just during the meditation. Research studies have shown that individuals who relax or meditate regularly are less prone to stress and emotional upset, and are better equipped to handle life’s ups and downs.
3. Reduces Stress
– Stress is the underlying reason for many diseases and chronic conditions today. Meditation is the fastest, simplest, most cost-effective way to combat stress. An ancient axiom says “Mens sana in corpore sano,” which translates to “a sound mind in a sound body.” When you calm your mind, this also relaxes the nervous system and, in turn, relaxes the body.
4. Improves Physical Health
– The body is in dynamic partnership with the mind. A sad and restless mind will subsequently yield physical conditions and symptoms in the body. Regular relaxation through meditation allow the mind to relax and center, releasing stress from the body, and relaxing the body. The less stress the body experiences, the more healthy the physical form becomes.
5. Improves Our Personal and Social Relationships
– An agitated mental state readily causes snags and conflicts in day to day relationships. The practice of meditation provides a calming inner center, allowing us to quiet the mind and to grow patience and tolerance of others. Self-discipline is the natural result of such practice.
6. Develops Our Spirituality
– The practice of meditation allows us not only to center within ourselves, but to experience the interconnectedness of life, and of all beings. This provides greater understanding of spiritual principles — our MindTime™ meditation audios are non-denominational in nature, and are designed not to conflict with any specific religious or spiritual beliefs you may wish to teach your family. Rather, the emphasis is on globally accepted spiritual principles: kindness, peace, love, generosity, etc.
If you love to research, then this section is for you. Here are a few references you may find helpful — these range in specificity from simple layman’s terms to the actual published research reports (highly scientific language and supporting data). In many cases, additional references are included at the end of each article.
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- NIH (National Institute of Health) – Research Findings Related to Meditation. This web page offers a summary of many study findings, as related to the impact of meditation on specific health conditions. Once there, you can click on a specific study link to read the full research report.
- Yale University – Meditation Associated with Increased Gray Matter in the Brain
- Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine – Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation
- Harvard University – Meditation?s Positive Residual Effects: Imaging finds different forms of meditation may affect brain structure
- Rigpa – summary of research findings (layman’s terms)
Why Choose KidCentered?
Our MindTime™ audios are unique in that they target the issues that affect kids and families most. Yes, there are plenty of other meditation audios available online for kids, but in our search, those are merely generic guided visualization exercises, designed to help the listener relax. As parents, we want to help our children succeed, and when we see a certain area that gives our kid trouble, we want to help. That’s what KidCentered is here to do: to help create specific improvement and produce better results.
Another unique feature of our MindTime™ audios is the powerful intention behind them — this works like encoded energy to help unlock blocks and create breakthrough results. Plus, MindTime™ audios are extremely cost-effective. Each audio is priced less than the cost of a small toy! And our best value is the Lifetime Membership — eternal benefits for a one-time payment of LESS than what you’d pay for a single session with a child psychiatrist.
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