Mindfulness Education

Meditation & Yoga

 
 

According to Seldon and Morris (2007) the most important task of any school is to ensure children know about themselves, what they want in their lives, how to manage life, and how to relate to others in the world (p. 45). Similarly, to the Montessori method and theories, Seldon and Morris (2007) believe children should be put at the very heart of education and at the center of their own learning (p. 45). Children need to have more fundamental knowledge of how the mind works, how emotions are detrimental and effective to our being, and how to take care of their bodies (Seldon, 2007 p. 45). Forbes (2006) agrees and said we must go beyond normal social constructs to reach a new state of mindfulness, which goes beyond to open us all to a higher sense of self and experience (p. 16). Seldon and Morris (2007) described this as wellbeing and happiness; Forbes (2006) described this as being in the zone or in flow; while Montessori (1964) called it concentration. All the above are describing a similar concept, thought process, and energy that is called meditation.


Meditation is not what you think.


There are numerous and various ways individual teachers, classes, departments, schools, and districts can implement or supplement meditation ideas, concepts, lessons, programs, and classes into the curriculum. This website combines historical information and theories and the contemporary studies and research to devise a variety of informational tool to support and help individuals and schools wanting to implement a meditation or yoga program.

 

Why Education Needs Meditation and Yoga