28 July 2016

Meditation isn’t just for grown-ups

Meditation isn’t just for grown-ups. Because connections in the brain’s circuitry develop at their fastest rate during childhood, meditation may, in fact, be more effective in children than it is in adults. A number of studies have shown that primary school kids can benefit considerably from participating in comprehensive meditation and mindfulness-training programmes. They may experience significant improvements in executive functions like cognitive control and flexibility, memory, emotional stability, maths skills, attention and impulse control, along with lowered levels of social anxiety, stress and aggression.


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