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Meditation Improves Children’s Attention

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.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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2:24AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing interesting Article

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5:58AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

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

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11:32PM PST on Feb 13, 2013

That's interesting...thanks.

9:36AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:25PM PST on Feb 5, 2013


6:52AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

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

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Thanks for posting.

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This sounds just a bit too new agey for me, sorry.

All good. Thank you.


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