This new and popular method is helping children in their all-rounded growth. And no, it is not a fad. What was done generations ago, like playing in the sand, walking barefoot etc helped children and adults in a lot of ways. Mindfulness taught them to be in touch with nature. By practicing Mindfulness one can be aware of the surrounding. Mindfulness helps to focus on all the senses and be self aware. Factors such as concentration, attention span and overall awareness increases as well. What are the benefits of practicing mindfulness in school? Why should schools teach this at an early age? To understand all of this, let us start with the basic question.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. It is a mental state achieved by focusing on one’s awareness of the present moment. This is done by calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings. Or even thoughts, and bodily sensations used as a therapeutic technique.