For years, my Lion King cd was a great way to start the morning and end the day with the Savannah in Africa drumming through the classroom; Kensington seemed a million miles away for me and the children for those 10 minutes.
We could wash away the distractions and focus on the day ahead. Clear our thoughts and offer peace and kindness to all during these moments. It was a great way to start and finish a day. The feel good factor always resonates with this music and our imagination could transport us to another world.
Of course it was an introduction to meditation. It became a vital part of the school day.
The benefits of meditation for mind, body and spirit will only enhance a great learning environment.
Benefits for Mind
– builds compassion and awareness
-boosts cognitive function
– helps will power
-increases concentration and focus
Benefits for Body
-boosts immune system
-lowers blood pressure
– fosters healthy body image
– boosting oxygen to brain
Benefits for Spirit
-builds empathy and compassion
– helps sense of connection to world and others
– helps relationships
– increases self knowledge
Good luck with your meditation practice! Have fun with it and experiment; try different music, guided meditations and singing bowls.
Practice and ten minutes every morning and afternoon will make a huge difference!