Posts Tagged "kids"

Movement, mindfulness through meditation taught to kids in martial arts program

wildmind meditation newsMeditation MP3 – Mindfulness Meditations for Teens Lori Corbin, KABC: At Ekata Training Center in Valencia, a massive mural of martial artist Bruce Lee reinforces the power of marital arts.

Ironically, the main theme taught here is peace.

“If you look at the warrior perspective of the Samurai, it was to maintain the sense of peacefulness in the eye of the storm,” said owner Ed Monaghan.

Multi-black belt instructor Monaghan doesn’t allow TV or magazines while at the gym, and adds meditation as a requirement in his classes, especially for kids.

“The idea is no TVs, it’s meant to be …

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Kids in mind: Mindfulness practices get kid-sized

Caitlin Byrd, mountainx.com: Like a conductor, third-grader Daniel lifts his right arm and the chests of his classmates and teachers rise in response. The group sits in a circle on the floor with eyes closed, legs crossed and a candle lit. As Daniel lowers his arm, an echo of exhales keep time. He repeats the movement twice more.

With daily centering complete, another day begins at Rainbow Mountain Children’s School.

“This is a time [when] there is not a right or wrong answer,” says Executive Director Renee Owen. The centering exercise is about “coming into the present. It’s a time to go inward. It’s a time to connect…

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