February 15, 2011 on 10:00 am
Dear Spiritual Explorer: Is there any meditation music designed specifically for children? Joan Miro, Minneapolis, MN
Dear Joan: Yes there are meditation pieces of children, and I would certainly recommend heartily “Meditation for Kids” by Sada. Sada is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and melody maker who loves to write music for yoga, meditation and healing, designed to both comfort and please.
Meditation for Kids by Sada
2008 saw Sada’s debut release “Huna,” a collection of sings suitable for massage which she says, are “filled with unpretentious melodies accessible and contagious.” I think that is how one could also describe Meditation for Kids.
One has only to see the cover of this children’s meditation CD with rainbows, boats and balloons, to know that the children meditations, accompanied by soothing music and gentle sound effects, will be tantalizing and appealing. These children’s meditations are suitable for children 3 to 8. Allow me to list a few of the titles of this children meditation CD: Angel bedtime meditation, Dragon, Sleepy night garden, Turtle meditation, Camp fire friends and the Gayatri mantra. The Gayatri mantra is the foremost mantra in Hinduism which inspires wisdom and illumination. Its meaning is “May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path.” I don’t think one needs go any further than to look at these titles to know that these children’s meditations will bring one into a place of peace.
It is never too early to encourage children to engage in meditation for peace and sense of self. I have spoken before of pregnant women meditating with the purpose of instilling a meditative state in their unborn children. I cannot think of a better gift to a child than to instill a sense of self and peace with these children’s meditations. Our children through meditation will then have a skill all their lives to consume life. It is interesting to me that mothers and fathers are anxious to put their children into the best schools so as to give them the most advantages in their later years. How much more sensible to impart tools of meditation that cultivate within the child a sense of well being and calmness to cope with and perhaps even enjoy aspects of this ever more complicated world of ours.
Thanks for writing, Spiritual Explorer
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