Do you find yourself angry, stressed and worried too often? Meditation might just be the answer to your problems.
Do you often feel stressed as a parent? Or feel like you have tons of work to do but are unable to focus on anything? Are the kids getting frustrated too soon as well? Well, meditation might just be the solution.
For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the worry of the past and anxiety of the future, into the clarity that the present offers. Because, that's what truly matters; past is history and the future remains a mystery. But today is a gift, and that's probably why it's called the present.
Meditation guru Sriman Japadas
When it was time to ask questions about meditation practices, Sriman Japadas was one the first names that cropped up. His is a unique story. From a taekwondo instructor for many years to a wealthy businessman, he, along with his partner, founded one of the most successful network marketing companies in the world.
He is also known among his circle as a staunch advocate of vegetarianism, yoga and meditation, and so it is perhaps unsurprising that he launched the Singapore School of Meditation and Yoga (SSMY).
The SSMY facility serves as a locus of peace and tranquillity for members and guests who come to practice. Here, Sriman Japadas conducts free mantra meditation classes, and occasionally imparts teachings on the ancient wisdom behind yoga and meditation –the science of identity, karma, reincarnation, the goal of human life, solutions to the problems of birth, disease, old age and death, and where real happiness is to be found.
Let's check out what Sriman has to say about meditation and its benefits.
1. How is meditation beneficial to parents?
I would recommend meditation for everyone, simply because meditation offers countless benefits to the body, soul and mind - from stress relief and stronger mind-body connection to improved focus, keener self-awareness and better relationships.
Parenthood can be a demanding and exhausting affair, especially for parents who are new to it. When your time and effort are fixated on your children, you often have very little time left to focus on yourself. With meditation, parents get enjoy some quiet time to reconnect with who they are, and to relieve their daily stresses – be it about work or family.
2. Can kids be taught how to meditate? How does it help them?
Meditation is for everyone, so kids can definitely meditate too. A recent article by Upworthy.com that’s being going around, showed the incredible impact when students at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School got rid of detention, and replaced it by encouraging misbehaving kids to sit in a Mindful Moment Room and meditate; to help calm them down and re-center their focus.
Since the introduction of meditation for their students, there have been zero suspensions for the year.
This example highlights that meditation can in fact help kids, especially with regard to behavioural problems. Furthermore, it can help kids to concentrate and focus better in their daily lives and activities.
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