Meditation Improves Children’s Attention

A new study published in the International Journal of Yoga found that when children are trained to practice meditation, their attention spans are significantly increased.

The researchers tested two yoga-based relaxation practices involving specific meditation and rest techniques with 208 school children (132 boys and 76 girls) between the ages of 13 and 16 years of age. Their attention spans were tested before and after practicing the two techniques: meditation and rest.

Both meditation and rest improved the childrens’ attentiveness significantly but meditation had the greatest impact on the attention scores, regardless of gender or age of the children.

The study shows that meditation training may be valuable in improving attention in all children, but may especially have a role in the treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), particularly since there are no negative side-effects.

Michelle Schoffro Cook

89 comments

Danial Woolworth
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing interesting Article

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Val M.
Val M4 years ago

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

interesting

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Norma V.
Norma Villarreal4 years ago

This is not rocket science...we just haven't slowed down to put beneficial practices in place.

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Aud Nordby
Aud nordby4 years ago

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Tim C.
Tim C4 years ago

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D D.
De D4 years ago

That's interesting...thanks.

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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g d c4 years ago

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susan k.
susan k5 years ago

Cool , i know of lots of children that would benefit , I'll pass this article on . Thanks

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