“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
~ Yashika Sehgal
What is Meditation?
Meditation has been practised in several cultures all across the globe for thousands of years. However, every person has their definition of it. It is a technique that increases our concentration, attention and gives us an awakened state of mind.
How to Meditate?
There are 5 basic steps, to begin with, the process of meditation.
- Find a place to sit. The place should be calm and composed, with no disturbance or unnecessary noise around.
- Set a time limit for yourself in the beginning.
- Try and feel the sensation of your breath as you breathe in and breathe out
- Try and analyse when your mind has lost its concentration and has started wandering.
- Gently open your eyes after the meditation is done
Meditation with music can also be done to give your mind a sense of peace
Benefits of Meditation
Mediation is a very beneficial process both for the mind as well as the body.
- It helps us to introspect and gain a new perspective on things.
- It helps to reduce stress, depression, anxiety
- it increases our patience
- Meditation aids us in rising the horizons of our imagination
- It also increases our mindfulness, awareness about ourselves and helps us retrospect things that occurred in the past
- It reduces the negative thoughts and ideas in our mind and helps us in becoming more optimistic about life
On ground Meditation classes at SKCF
We at SKCF focus on the round development of all children with us. Since its inception in 2016, we made sure that children were familiar with the art of meditation. Initially, we used to take meditation sessions after the completion of the children’s classes for about 15-20 minutes. After some time, with the help of Ms Kajal, we started having meditation classes before the commencement of the classes for 40-45 minutes.
These sessions showed great positive results in students. They increased the concentration, focus of the children, making them more attentive during their classes. The smallest of changes, such as students keeping their backs upright while studying because of the installation of the habit of meditation is a great deal for us. SKCF strongly believes in the motto “ Teach Each Child, Develop the Whole Child.”