The child can progress well in meditation because he is not conditioned yet. no rigid thoughts, prejudices, ideas.
We may teach children to meditate, remain silent, serene, and experience state of thoughtlessness.
Kids easily and quickly understand and learn it. There are two wonderful meditations given by Osho.
Recommended meditations for children:
Tell the children to close their eyes and then start speaking gibberish -- any meaningless sort of sound. One sound will lead to another, just start anywhere. As they gibber they can let their bodies move -- maybe their hands want to move, or their body starts swaying, dancing, or jumping up and down. And they can do it as loudly as they like.
Let them do this for 10 minutes. Afterwards they will have quieted down, become centered inside. And you will feel terrific!
Children enjoy this very much because they get a great kick. Parents never allow their children to whirl. It is not good: they should be allowed -- rather, encouraged. And if you can make them aware of inner whirling also, you can teach them meditation through their whirling. They enjoy it because they have a bodiless feeling. When they whirl, suddenly children become aware that their body is whirling but they are not. Inside they feel a centering which we cannot feel so easily, because their bodies and souls are still a bit apart; there is a gap.'
- Posts: 937
- Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:43 am