Following is a simple strategy to help children meditate that we have found highly effective in the school-based meditation programmes. As you will see, the technique is completely secular; it works just as well as the original Sahaja yoga practice. You will see that the key idea behind this strategy is to get the children’s attention focused, in the present moment and then above the head. It works automatically from there.
For the programmes it was important for the instructor to be established in their own experience of mental silence in order to assist the children in experiencing it and to ensure the quality of their experience. For consistency we suggest that you use the audio or video resources provided on the website rather than try to take on the role of ‘meditation instructor’.
These instructions are to be read aloud to children while they are seated comfortably. Where an instruction such a ‘golden ball/delicate bubble’ is given, you may choose one of these.